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K-5 Science Education Cooperative

 Important facts about the K-5 Science Cooperative:

  • Science Cooperative membership serves 20 School Districts and 3 Private Schools in South Central Washington
  • The Cooperative is governed by a Science Executive Committee comprised of Administrators from member districts.
  • Each Science Cooperative District provides a designated Coordinator to manage communication and module logistics.
  • Science Cooperative Districts share ownership of NGSS-aligned and STC "Legacy" kits developed by non-profit research-based organizations like the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Each unit is used three times during a school year by in different Science Co-op classrooms.
  • Modules are refurbished by the STEM Resource Center and are delivered to classrooms ready to teach.
  • Teachers receive training for each module delivered by local Master Science Teacher Trainers.