Educator Resource Center
Welcome to the Educator Resource Center — where you will discover resources to support classroom instruction, professional learning, leadership work, and citizen science efforts.
BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life
Our new program, BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life, is designed to prepare high students for life in our complex, interconnected world.
Engineering in the Garden
Engineering in the Garden is a free resource designed to help students address real world issues that arise in school gardens through engineering.
Making Evidence-Driven Decisions in a Media-Driven World
Making Evidence-Driven Decisions in a Media-Driven World is a set of curriculum modules—one for middle school and one for high school students—that help students develop the critical thinking skills to help them make sense of information from these different media sources.
Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope
Invitations to Inquiry are instructional activities designed to help middle and high school students work with community and citizen science data. The data are from a range of projects hosted on BSCS’s interactive platform, FieldScope.
FieldScope, an interactive digital platform, is transforming the way educators, community members, and organizations engage in citizen science.
Restoring Ea Middle School Science Unit
Restoring Ea is a place-based, three-dimensional, and phenomenon-focused unit specifically designed for seventh grade teachers and students in central O'ahu.
COVID-19 & Health Equity Units
These high school science, middle school science, and K-5 units are freely available for download.
OpenSciEd Middle Grades Science Units
BSCS Science Learning is the lead developer on the OpenSciEd Middle Grades Science Program for Next Generation Science Standards, which currently has three units available for free download.
Forces at a Distance
In this 8th grade unit, students explore the cause of a speaker’s vibration as opposed to the effect.
Matter Cycling & Photosynthesis
In this 7th grade unit, students question where their food comes from and consider which breakfast items might be from plants.
In this 7th grade unit, students investigate a real case study of M’Kenna, a 13-year-old girl, who reported some alarming medical symptoms to her doctor.
In this 8th grade unit, students investigate how sounds can cause objects at a distance to move.
In this 6th grade unit, students are challenged to create a cup that keeps drinks cold longer.
Weather, Climate & Water Cycling
In this 6th grade unit, students explore weather, climate, and water cycling in four separate lesson sets.
A Medical Mystery
BSCS’s 3D middle school science program, A Medical Mystery, supports teachers in the effective instruction of an NGSS-aligned, EQuIP-reviewed body systems curriculum unit.
Allergies and Scientific Inquiry
Allergies and Scientific Inquiry is an online curriculum supplement developed to help middle school educators more effectively teach about food allergies. Lessons are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
BSCS Science Learning Seminar Series
BSCS Seminar Series brings distinguished speakers to share ideas and present their latest work to our community conversations.
Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Adolescent Brain
BSCS curriculum unit teaches middle school science students about drug abuse and addiction in relevant contexts.
Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS
Five Tools and Processes is designed to help professional development leaders work with teachers on curriculum, instruction, and assessment to achieve the vision of NGSS.
NextGen TIME is a suite of tools and processes for curriculum-based professional learning that supports educators with the evaluation, selection, and implementation of instructional materials designed for next generation science.
BSCS Science Learning Videoverse
BSCS now offers free science classroom video resources for teacher learning.
Understanding Ebola Virus Disease, is a free resource designed to educate teachers, students, and community members about Ebola and the factors that influence its spread.
BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science & Literacy
BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science & Literacy allows preK through grade 5 students to interact like scientists, participating in inquiry-based activities while also developing important skills.
Resources for Environmental and Geography Educators
Do you teach geography, environmental science, or similar classes? Here we have consolidated some recommended free lessons and units that may work for your classroom.
Looking for something that used to be here? Check our page of archived resources here.