Connecting Research to the Classroom
The SD EPSCoR Education Portal is a free database of curriculum enhancement resources for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teachers in middle- and high-school. The portal offers free curriculum modules that are based on scientific research occurring in South Dakota’s higher education institutions and that are aligned with the SD Next Generation Science Standards.
The curriculum modules were developed by a team of South Dakota STEM teacher leaders and have been tested in their classrooms. The modules provide lesson plans, activities, multi-media content, and the opportunity for you and your students to connect to the research scientists who are doing this work for in-person or virtual visits.
SD EPSCoR’s goal in providing these resources to teachers is to help them enrich classroom learning experiences and spark interest in K-12 students to pursue STEM careers.