The new science curriculum for Oregon

Stile is the phenomena-based core curriculum for Oregon, with beautiful instructional materials based on real-world science and global issues.

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A modern, local NGSS science curriculum

With a perfect score on the state evaluation in alignment, progression, and phenomena-based learning Stile makes it a breeze to teach a true NGSS curriculum. It gives you the confidence that you’re covering the standards to the appropriate level, while also providing the analytics you need to know which of your students are meeting the standards, and which need additional support.

The materials consistently integrate the DCIs, SEPs, and CCCs for the grade-band as well as explicitly aligning with the nature of science.
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Instructional materials

Beautiful, interactive science lessons

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Labs

Kits for hands-on learning

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Revision workbooks

Notetaking and study skills

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Professional learning

The key to evidence-based science teaching

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Local support

Portland-based team of educators

Top-rated by WestEd

Stile’s The Importance of Biodiversity unit earned a rating of High Quality NGSS Design if Improved by the NextGenScience cadre of expert reviewers, placing it in the top 1% of units that they review.

Read WestEd’s report and the corresponding EQuIP Rubric for Science evaluation report.

Rediscover the joy of teaching

Stile gives Oregon’s new teachers the support they need and our veteran teachers the flexibility they deserve. Stile does not replace teachers. Instead, it empowers teachers to bring their ideas to life and better serve the needs of their students.

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A teacher is up the front of a science classroom, teaching students at their desks
A teacher gesturing to a projected screen behind her

Science evolves, and Stile evolves with it

Stile is constantly updated to incorporate the latest science news and global issues important to your students. When teaching with Stile your lessons are never out-of-date.

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Science News

How to change the path of an asteroid

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Cells

Lab grown burgers

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Ecosystems

Cleaning our oceans

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Science News

The influence of social media

Stile is engaging and exciting, and it’s relevant, and I love that it’s constantly changing based on what’s happening in the world. You’re not printing a textbook and giving it to us for the next 25 years, instead Stile content constantly adapts, and that makes it relevant for the kids.
Alexis Gunnel,
Vaughn Middle School

Customized for Oregon Schools

In our Human Impacts on Ecosystems unit, students act as geologists, ecologists, and activists to uncover evidence for how to save coral reefs and prevent a mass extinction. This includes learning about how scientists make inferences about past environments and investigating the processes of fossil formation and dating. Our team customized a lesson on inferences from fossil evidence for our schools in Oregon to include videos and questions about the John Day Fossil Beds.

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Live student data at your fingertips

Stile’s award-winning teaching and learning platform provides teachers with critical learning insights as they are teaching. Progress monitoring is easy as teachers can quickly and efficiently catch misconceptions in the moment, address class knowledge gaps, and gather student assessment information in real-time, as students are working.

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Foster student collaboration

Just like real scientists and engineers, Stile’s curriculum has students collaborating on research projects, debating scientific ideas, and sharing their learning reflections with one another. Stile helps teachers to foster safe collaborative environments, supporting student social and emotional well-being, such that even the most shy of students will build confidence and begin to flourish in a collaborative environment.

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Stile has been so amazing! It really is so much more student-centered than our current curriculum that I am almost giddy.
8th Grade Science Teacher,
Reynolds School District

Boost reading, writing, and math

Reading, writing, and math are not confined to the walls of ELA and math classrooms. Stile’s science curriculum promotes the growth and development of reading, writing, and math for all students, helping them to more meaningfully engage in science discussions and statistical analysis.

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I have one really smart kid, really auditory but reads at a first-grade level. He loves the word-by-word highlighting and audio support. With Stile, he can take the quiz all by himself now! I also have one student who just arrived who only speaks Spanish. This makes it easier for her. It’s the part I love best about Stile too.
6th Grade Science Teacher,
Gladstone School District
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Grade 6

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Introduction to Science

How do scientists work?

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Food Chains and Food Webs

Why do cats have slit-shaped pupils?

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The Importance of Biodiversity

Do we need to save the bees?

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Cells

Are you ready to meet lab-grown meat?

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Our Place in Space

Can we travel to the Sun?

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Heat

How can I cook the perfect pizza?

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Heat

Engineering challenge: Build a solar oven

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Light

How can my smartphone be used as a microscope?

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Elements and Compounds

What happens if the world runs out of helium?

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Student Research Project

Lessons designed to teach students how to complete scientific research

Grade 7

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Genetics

How can genes increase the risk of cancer?

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Plants

Why are some plants carnivorous?

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Ecosystems

How can we prevent plastic from harming marine life?

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Ecosystems

Project: Communicate the issue

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The Nervous System

Could machines sniff out cancers better than dogs?

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Active Earth

How do we build future-ready cities?

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Newton’s Laws of Motion

How can we use Newton’s Laws in car crash investigations?

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States of Matter

Why do we need liquid water to live on Mars?

Grade 8

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Earth Systems

How does our planet recycle?

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Climate Change

Climate change... is there even a debate?

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Evolution

Are we responsible for the rise of superbugs?

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Human Impacts on Ecosystems

Can we prevent a mass extinction event?

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Energy

What can we learn from nature’s energy engineers?

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Optional Extra

Engineering challenge: Biomimicry design

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Energy Conservation

Can we use ocean waves to produce electricity?

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Non-contact Forces

Are we on track for sustainable transport?

You'll see the difference

Read more about the benefits of introducing Stile to your school.

Educators better able to meet diverse learners’ needs

Easy-to-use editing tools allow educators to quickly and easily customize a lesson to better suit the needs of individual students.

Students receive targeted feedback, more often

Educators can see student work against fully-worked model answers, allowing them to provide more timely, specific feedback.

Building a culture of data-informed instruction

Live, per-question analytics and performance insights help educators identify student misconceptions earlier than ever.

What is Stile?

Stile in the classroom

World-class curriculum resources for phenomena-based learning and explicit instruction

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Join a vibrant community of passionate science educators

Thousands of teachers use Stile every week. It’s already the #1 science curriculum in Australia, and it’s fast becoming the curriculum of choice for teachers in the US.