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We have programs for science, math, and engineering. At the core of each program are investigations or design challenges that give students a chance to learn how to use the core ideas and practices of one or more STEM disciplines to figure out how or why something happens to develop a solution to a problem. Our materials also give students an authentic and meaningful context to develop their disciplinary-based literacy skills because they read to obtain and evaluate information, talk to communicate, critique, and refine ideas, and write to share what they figured out during each investigation or design challenge.

We use the Argument-Driven Inquiry instructional model to create our materials. This way of teaching was developed and tested through classroom-based research and then refined over time based on feedback from teachers.

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Science

Our science program includes instructional materials, hand-on kits, classroom resources, and professional learning experiences for teachers. The instructional materials include investigations that are designed for grades 3-12 and are intended to be used in a science course. High school content areas include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, and Astronomy. Middle school content areas include Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth-Space Science. Elementary school content areas include Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth-Space Science. All of our science investigations are available with a subscription to the ADI Learning Hub.

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Mathematics

Our mathematics program includes instructional materials, classroom resources, and professional learning experiences for teachers. The instructional materials include math investigations that are designed for grades 6-12 and are intended to be used in Math courses. High school topics include Numbers and Quantity, Algebra, Geometry, Functions, Probability, and Statistics, Middle school topics include the Number System, Proportional Relationships, Expressions, Functions, Geometry, Probability, and Statistics. All of our Math investigations are available with a subscription to the ADI Learning Hub.

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Engineering

Our engineering program includes instructional materials, hand-on kits, classroom resources, and professional learning experiences for teachers. The instructional materials include engineering design challenges that can be used in grades 6-12. Each design challenge requires students to use core ideas from science, mathematics, and engineering when designing a solution to a problem so they can be used in a science or engineering course. Topics include matter and interactions, energy, human activity and impacts, force and motion, and ecosystems. The design challenges will be available for teachers to access through the ADI Learning Hub soon.

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Ready to make a change?

Set up a meeting with one of our program specialists to learn more about how you can use Argument-Driven Inquiry to make the teaching and learning of science, math, or engineering education in your district or school more meaningful, rigorous, and equitable.

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