Curriculum & Instruction

Prioritize high-quality science and STEM educational experiences in every grade to prepare students with skills necessary for college and careers.

Encourage Curiosity with Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis is a free website for nonfiction articles related to several disciplines. The beauty of the site is that many of the articles are...

pHet interactive

Need some help visualizing distance vs. time graphs. This pHet interactive shows a moving avatar that you can move across the screen and simultaneously...

STEM Opera Experience for Grades 3-6

Opera in the Neighborhoods: Lyric opera performs a kid friendly opera to introduce students as young as 7 to opera. The performances are at...

Stop & STEM

"Stop & STEM" Day is being planned to initiate and begin National Chemistry Week by Barker's MSI Team (which will become our STEM Committee...

Our Professional Learning Community!

Barker Middle School has established one Professional Learning Community (PLC) per month as a designated STEM Planning time. To ensure our MSI action sustainability...

Virtual Reality

Barker Science teacher, Amy Hamann, and Social Studies teacher, Mariah Pol are using Virtual Reality to take their students around the world with a...

Space Station Explorers Kit

This space themed activity guide for grades 3-8 was developed by the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory's education team. The downloadable guide...

NGSS Unpacking at Rowe Elementary

For a School Partner Spotlight, we'd like to share some very valuable work we did prior to the school year starting. After two representatives...

Effective School + Teacher Leaders

Effective school leaders create a culture of continuous improvement in which teachers examine students’ work and determine how to help students meet higher standards....

Phenomenal GRC Lessons

At a NISE 2019 workshop a presenter shared his book but also a website of teacher created 3D lessons that heavily focus on phenomenon.