Middle School Science Curriculum Materials: Meeting Standards and Fostering Inquiry Through Learning Technologies
2001 to 2004

The University of Michigan has devised curriculum materials that align with national standards, focus on inquiry as the principal instructional strategy and embed new learning technologies to support the inquiry process.

The project developed a national resource that can be used by middle schools to help students draw on their community's knowledge base to learn science through inquiry and learning technologies. The project created a model for how materials can be developed to match national science education standards that can serve as a model for multi-year curriculum.

CCT evaluated the project with a focus on determining how the stakeholders--teachers, parents, administrators and students--view the curriculum materials and how they integrate the new resources into their educational environments.


Margaret Honey (PI)
Andrew Hess