In June 2011, teachers from the Phase One schools received professional development on the effective use of the STC® kit selected for year one implementation. In June 2012, Phase One teachers received professional development for the second STC® kit to be used in the study. For the 2012-2013 school year, Phase One teachers will use the kits listed below

1stgrade
  • Solids and Liquids
  • Organisms
  • Soils
2ndgrade
  • The Life Cycle of Butterflies
  • Sound
  • Weather
3rdgrade
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Changes
  • Land and Water
4thgrade
  • Electric Circuits
  • Animal Studies
  • Rocks and Minerals
5thgrade
  • Motion and Design
  • Ecosystems
  • Microworlds
6thgrade
  • Properties of Matter
  • Exploring Planetary Systems
  • Exploring Plate Tectonics
7thgrade
  • Forces and Motion
  • Studying the Development and Reproduction of Organisms
  • Understanding Weather and Climate
8thgrade
  • Mixtures, Compounds, and Elements
  • Investigating Circuit Design
  • Investigating Biodiversity and Interdependence