Middle School STEM
The best of STEM, and project-based
learning, made easy
Middle School STEM, an exciting new STEM curriculum from Learning.com, is the easiest way to provide an engaging, effective STEM education for your middle school students. It blends digital experiences and project based learning to engage students and increase motivation. Interactive lessons and activities teach the engineering design process, develop problem solving skills and build learners for life.
Middle School STEM is project based learning and STEM made easy. With hands-on projects and real-world, applied learning, students explore technology, solve science and math problems, and gain interest in pursuing careers in science and engineering.
Applies science and math learning through authentic experiences and open ended exploration
Emphasizes engineering design process
Builds awareness of, and creates excitement for, STEM careers
Built on National Academy for Engineering guidelines
Promotes engineering habits of mind
Designed to appeal equally to girls and boys
Cost-effective, time saving approach to STEM
Web delivered for anywhere, anytime access—no installs or downloads required
Increase engagement and motivation, improve student outcomes
Done right, STEM engages students and increases motivation with project-based learning, encourages students to solve authentic problems, and asks them to work with others to build real solutions.
Fresh for teachers, fun for students
Learning.com's Middle School STEM curriculum is filled with lessons, games, and interactive content. It introduces engineering concepts and problem solving to students. Each unit contains interactive lessons to teach key science, math and technology skills and knowledge needed for that unit. Those skills, and the engineering design process, are applied through unit projects. The final item in each unit helps students learn more about related engineering careers.
- Integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction
- Career focused units introduce STEM concepts, skills and principles
- Lessons, games, quizzes, and hands-on projects
- Open-ended exploration journals
- Hand-picked, sequenced content from the best providers in STEM education
- Course and classroom management tools for digital curriculum
The best of the best
To deliver a truly dynamic, engaging learning experience, we've pulled together the best of the best content available in STEM education. We've incorporated premium content from Adaptive Curriculum, Scientific Minds and Learning.com and provided sequenced links to free resources for your convenience.
Ready to go, easy to use
With a fully developed – scoped and sequenced STEM curriculum and ready-to-go projects, Middle School STEM is one of the easiest ways for schools and districts to introduce STEM into their curriculum, to quickly expand middle school STEM offerings, or add a robust new STEM focus to middle school math and science.
STEM projects that make sense
Middle School STEM is organized into seven integrated projects. Each project is tied to a different science or engineering discipline, and includes rich content and engaging resources with intelligent sequencing. A career-focused narrative thread ties the content together in a seamless, thoughtful way that helps teachers meet a number of STEM related goals: teaching engineering design process and engineering habits of mind, boosting science and math test scores, preparing students for college and career. And, best of all for teachers and administrators, Middle School STEM is easy to implement in the classroom.
STEM career connections
Career exploration journals help students get excited about STEM careers. These journal entries tie conceptual learning back to meaningful, real-world application. This helps motivate student interest and has been shown to make a positive difference for math and science learning outcomes.
By doing just one to two units per year, schools can easily introduce STEM careers and generate student interest in STEM-related fields. Students become engaged with the concepts they are learning in class as they see how they apply to real-world problems and careers.
STEM for all students
Our Middle School STEM projects are fun, exciting and collaborative. Each Middle School STEM project is designed to present each science or engineering discipline (ie: civil, mechanical, etc) as an attractive career field option for students. The nature of the projects and the materials covered are unbiased and designed to appeal equally to girls and boys.
Project-based activities are critical to integrating STEM into your instruction. With integrated STEM projects like “Imagine Mars,” your students will communicate and collaborate, and work together to problem-solve and build the very best community on Mars. Features include:
- Web-delivered project-based activities
- Leveled curriculum for grades 3-5 and 6-8
- Step-by-step teacher guide
- Common Core alignment
The digital classroom, delivered
Middle School STEM integrates hands-on projects with dynamic digital resources to create a truly engaging STEM experience for your students. That's why we developed the Sky digital learning environment. It's a smart, easy way to access, distribute, monitor and track all your STEM resources.
Sky brings together highly focused tools and services and applies technology that truly delivers a better user experience. Sky empowers teachers and improves digital education outcomes for all.
Sky comes free with all Learning.com accounts.
Here's a quick look at some of the ways that Sky can make your life easier and teaching in the digital age more fun and productive:
- Integrate digital content into your teaching and into student assignments
- Create and share lessons, journals, and activities
- Assign work, collect lessons, and support your students, online
- Individualize instruction with powerful tools for more efficient, more effective results
- Connect and collaborate with our vibrant online community of more than 130,000 teachers on Learning.com
- Find or create and integrate digital resources to customize your STEM program
- Save time and make a bigger difference in the lives of your students
- Access everything with a one user name and password
Sky is the right way to integrate STEM resources into your classrooms and create an engaging, blended learning experience for your students.
We're committed to your success
Teachers are the stars of education in this 21st century. Our content works for you — not the other way around. Learning.com is classroom tested and proven. We have served millions of students and hundreds of thousands of teachers across America for more than 10 years.
Our customer support and professional services teams are among the best in the business. We are committed to your success — not just on day one, continuously through the school year. Our goal is to have you feel enabled for tomorrow and supported for today.
Planning, implementation and ongoing support
Whether you need self-paced online mentoring or face-to-face, tailored professional development, our team of experienced educators will see that you make the most out of these dynamic resources.
Whatever your goals with STEM, we'll help you reach them. Together we'll turn your students into science thinkers and problem solvers, for life.