Mystery Science Resources

Resources for Teachers

Sharing with colleagues? Here's what you need!

Download staff presentation

Use this presentation to introduce your peers to fun, profound science!

Download flyer

Put this flyer in mailboxes or attach to an email!

Kick the year off right!

Get a guided tour of Mystery Science so you know where to find everything, from assessments to supplies to student links.


Download Planning Guides

Mystery Science is designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We cover key performance expectations for K-5 science: use this guide to plan a full year of fun, engaging, hands-on science!

NGSS Alignment Guide

Not in an NGSS state? No worries: we’ve created state-specific alignments, too! Download your state alignment for Mystery Science:

Grade-level Printable PDFs

To make it easier to prepare for a whole unit or year at a time, you can download a PDF that contains a collated set of all student printouts and assessments for the NGSS units in each grade level.

Download printouts

Distance Learning

Learn about our features to support remote teaching, including Google Classroom integration and mini-lesson extension activities.

Download presentation

Distance learning how-to for each lesson

See which lessons are ready as-is for distance learning and how to adjust activities that require partner work.

Download how-to guides

Resources for School Leaders

Host a Training

Share the magic of Mystery Science by hosting a 30-minute training!

Get the training presentation

Prepare Supplies

Mystery Science is designed to be easy prep: lessons just need simple materials that are usually on hand in classrooms or can easily be found at grocery or discount stores.

If you are prepping for a whole year or for multiple classrooms, you can generate a master supplies list with the Mystery Supply Calculator.

Use our Supply Calculator

Order Mystery Packs

We offer Mystery Packs that include that include all of the supplies a teacher needs for their grade level.

Reserve Mystery Packs for your teachers

Anchor Layer and Storylines

Are you coaching your teachers on advanced NGSS instruction? Mystery Science now offers Anchor Storylines and a free add-on module, the Anchor Layer, which adds anchor phenomena and performance tasks. These are currently available for our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade units.

Learn more about the Anchor Layer.

Download Mystery Science Storylines

How Mystery Science Helps All Students

Learn how Mystery Science supports the 5E instructional model and read about our inclusivity principles.