Catch Me if you Can

Set your kindergarteners on a mission to use Physical Science to catch the gingerbread man!

Sediment on the Move

In the “Sediment on the Move” storyline, fourth grade students explore the hazards of volcanic sediment and solve the problem of managing these hazards. This robustly developed and problem-based learning unit supports teachers in creating a rigorous and rich experience for students through use of fully-developed teacher support resources (Google Slides for students ready to be used), rich media (videos, images, first-person narratives), and a plethora of engaging and 3-dimensional formative assessments.

Animal Sanctuary

Set your kindergarteners on a mission to help shelter an endangered species by creating an animal sanctuary for an animal in need. Students will create a physical model of an animal sanctuary (diorama) for an endangered animal while studying what that animal needs from its habitat in order to survive and thrive.

What’s for Lunch?

In this NGSS-aligned STEM storyline, students explore the physical and nutritional properties of different foods and engineer a healthy and yummy snack for their friends and families. This unit aids students in mastering the 5th grade Physical Science performance expectations for Structure and Properties of Matter (5-PS-1-1, 5-PS1-2, 5-PS1-3, and 5-PS-1-4).


Here at ESD 112, we feel that each student should be given access to engaging and rigorous STEM education starting in early childhood and beyond! All children have the potential to become impactful STEM leaders in their community and in the world. We are excited to share some of the resources we have developed to support our teachers in creating empowering STEM experiences for their students.