About Mi-STAR

Mi-STAR is a middle school curriculum that supports both the NGSS and the Michigan State Standards, while empowering students to use science and engineering practices to address real-world issues. Mi-STAR provides professional learning for teachers implementing the curriculum. Read more about curriculum and professional learning.

Mi-STAR was founded in 2015 through generous support provided by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. Mi-STAR has also received substantial support from the National Science Foundation, the MiSTEM Advisory Council through the Michigan Department of Education, and Michigan Technological University.

Explore Mi-STAR open access course materials below.


Course Materials from 2022


Fidget Spinner Generator System for Mi-STAR Unit 7.1, Douglas Oppliger

Course Materials from 2018


Unit 6.4 - Protect Your Cell Phone: Forces and Motion, Michigan Technological University