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At SCALE Science, our mission is to improve practice, research and policy to support classroom instruction and student learning through the development of performance-based science curriculum and assessments. We work with educators to create more equitable classrooms in the service of more meaningful learning experiences and outcomes for all students, especially for those traditionally underserved.


SCALE provides NGSS-designed/aligned, project-based curriculum with embedded performance assessments. Access the complete curriculum--all of which is free and available for classroom use. 

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Professional Development

SCALE Science Education offers professional support for teachers to use SCALE curriculum and assessments, or to design their own performance assessments or curriculum.

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SCALE professionals create a framework to help teachers use and develop NGSS-designed/aligned, short performance and instructionally-embedded assessments.

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Upcoming Events

More events to be announced soon.


Curriculum Update

A new unit for the Stanford Integrated NGSS Curriculum is ready! The 7th Grade Unit 2 - "Matter Matters" is now available for free download. Find the unit on our curriculum page. Check back often for new units and updates!

Introduction to SCALE Science Curriculum Recorded Webinar

Our Webinar introducing the SCALE Science curriculum is recorded and available for download here.

Recent Publication

"The New NGSS Classroom: A Curriculum Framework to Shift Instruction and Learning" is available now. Click here:


Getting All Students to Participate

San Francisco Unified and SCALE have partnered to provide students with groupwork methods and curricular structures for more equitable outcomes.

A Research-Backed Science Curriculum

SCALE Science partners with San Francisco Unified School District to show that learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.

Teacher about SCALE Science Ed Curriculum:

Going into my first year teaching, I had planned to create a project-based curriculum. This program gave me exactly what I wanted for my own curriculum and it was in a neat package.

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