Empowering teachers with K-12 instructional materials that inspire and engage students.

mySci is a signature program of the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis. mySci is dedicated to creating equity in science learning through hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum that nurtures critical thinking and creativity.

World-Class Resources

Being part of Washington University means the Institute for School Partnership has the expertise of world class faculty to vet the science concepts embedded in the mySci units. We bridge research and practice to provide educators with the resources they need to give all students an opportunity to be successful.

Our Approach

mySci empowers schools to cultivate curiosity-driven education by assembling everything educators need to teach high-quality science. We provide continually updated NGSS and MLS standards-aligned curriculum, teaching strategies, learning materials, and ongoing support.

Engaging Learning Experience

mySci supports teachers to instill a love of science in their students through lessons that are phenomena-based, designed for 5E learning progression, and build on students’ prior knowledge. The curriculum is centered around solving real-world problems through experiential learning and critical thinking.

Partnership is in our name

  • mySci Instructional Specialists are experienced educators who work with partner schools/districts to assess needs and develop implementation plans. 
  • mySci offers in-school, hands-on PD at the start of each unit. Classroom support incorporates best practices and empowers educators by building confidence in both content and pedagogy.
  • mySci year-round professional learning is customizable, available on a wide range of topics, and is targeted and tiered. Online learning options are available.

Leadership Development

mySci facilitates opportunities for teachers to network and collaborate with other mySci teachers across the region. Our Leader Certification Program allows teachers to grow their leadership skills and support colleagues in implementing the mySci curriculum.

The Materials: Comprehensive curriculum and hands-on kits

mySci K-5 curriculum consists of 25 units. All are available on Google Docs and include lesson plans, student journals, answer keys, background information, assessments, lesson slides and tutorials for the hands-on kit materials. Download a free elementary sample lesson- our NGSS Design Badge Unit 21: From Sun to Food.

The Materials: Comprehensive curriculum and hands-on kits

mySci 6-8 contains 15 modules. All are available on Google Docs and include lesson plans, student journals, answer keys, background information, assessments, lesson slides and tutorials for the hands-on kit materials. Download a free middle school sample lesson featured on the Official NGSS website- Module 5: Waves.

Widely adopted in St. Louis and Beyond

mySci is changing the face of science education in the region. Our partnerships with St. Louis area schools are turning classrooms into learning labs, and closing the opportunity gap for tens of thousands of students.

Interested in adopting the mySci program for your district?

If you’d like to start a conversation about implementing mySci within your school complete the form or contact Diane Pilla at dpilla@wustl.edu

Backed by a strong team of smart people

mySci instructional specialists and consultants are science educators with decades of classroom experience and a passion for creating excellent curriculum and professional learning opportunities.
Meet the Team