School Improvement in Maryland

STEM Centric Units and Lessons Grades 6-8

Key Terms:

Unit Seed — Unit seeds are ideas that can be used to build a unit. They are designed to generate evidence of student understanding and give teachers ideas for developing their own activities. Unit seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction.

STEM Centric — The development or modification of units, lessons, or activities to incorporate the STEM Standards of Practice and reflect the definition of STEM Education.