Starting for the 2023-24 school year, the NCESD STEM Materials Cooperative will continue to supply district members with Smithsonian Science for the Classroom units for ALL GRADES K-5.

However, new in the 2023-24 school year, there will be FOUR (4) ROTATIONS instead of three (3) rotations throughout the year.

  • Each district will receive ONE (1) unit per rotation; in the past, districts would receive two (2) units during one of the rotations

  • Kindergarten will not receive units in the fall to allow them to focus on beginning of the year priorities.

  • Draft of the 2023-24 rotation scheduled (not finalized)

    • August – October
    • November – December/January
    • January – March
    • March – June