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Bring Science Alive!

TCI’s award-winning online curriculum revolutionizing classrooms across the country. (2:55)

Explore the Elementary Classroom

The K-5 science classroom is where the foundations of great scientific inquiry begin. See how TCI’s NGSS-aligned curriculum drives student engagement and spurs inquisitive minds to consider, question, collaborate, and create.

Designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

The experts at TCI have created a unified, three-dimensional approach to the K-8 NGSS-aligned curriculum that supports students’ critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills.

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Anchoring Phenomenon

Our phenomena-based unit storylines are designed for NGSS and supported by Investigations, the Interactive Student Notebook, and Key Science Concepts.

Student-Led Inquiry

Interactive Engineering Challenges and Investigations provide students the opportunity to explore, design, and solve problems related to Disciplinary Core Ideas.

Three-Dimensional Learning

Three-Dimensional Learning

Every lesson connects to a Science and Engineering Practice, a Disciplinary Core Idea, and a Crosscutting Concept to support students’ Performance Expectations.

Science Journals That Spark Curiosity

Ignite a passion for reading and learning science concepts with our easy-to-use, colorful science journals.

  • Students get access to everything they need in one place.
  • The Unit Checkpoint helps students build an explanation of the phenomenon as each unit progresses.
  • With hands-on engineering investigations, students master each lesson’s three-dimensional learning while acting like scientists to solve real-world problems.
  • Our Text with Notes feature allows students to capture key information while they read, helping them build a comprehensive—and personal—repository of three-dimensional learning.
  • With engaging performance assessment, students apply what they’ve learned, making it simple to evaluate their understanding across the three dimensions.

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Science Journal

Material Kits

TCI’s Materials Kits are prepared and organized to seamlessly integrate into each lesson. Everything you need for one lesson is grouped together into a clearly labeled bag.

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Product Demo

Take a quick look into our Bring Science Alive! program to learn about what’s unique about TCI and how you can teach and plan everything with our online learning platform while meeting the NGSS standards.

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Literacy In Science

Every TCI lesson is aligned with Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy (CCELA). Our curriculum interweaves literacy and science to strengthen communication and scientific understanding.

  • Reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills are introduced in every science unit.
  • The rich content promotes a close reading of text.
  • Blended informational and literary text selections are included.
  • Students use all three types of writing to draw evidence and support claims.
  • Structured “Science Talks” promote collaboration and communication.

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