Learning Design

Curriculum Design

Our well-designed curriculum materials engage learners with foundational ideas and cutting-edge content in ways that research tells us works best. Whether they are used by a 2nd grade classroom teacher, a child at home, a high school biology teacher, or a Girl Scout troop leader, we consistently deliver exceptional learning in science and mathematics.

At the Hall, we hold a very high bar for curriculum design. Teams of researchers, disciplinary experts, developers, and practitioners collaborate to design experiences and materials for learning. But that's not enough. These materials are tested with their intended audiences, and then further modified until we can be confident that they will work as intended. Our goal is to create curriculum materials and related assessments that convey pivotal concepts, advance mastery of essential practices, and promote engagement and love of learning.

Our portfolio of instructional materials focuses mostly on science, but also includes mathematics. Materials are being designed for preschool through 12th grade, both in-school and out-of-school, and for use by students, teachers and other educators, and families. We create year-long courses and stand-alone curriculum units, teacher professional development programs, multimedia and web materials, science toys, museum experiences, and family activities.

Our programs are used in every state and dozens of countries, and have reached millions of learners nationwide and around the world. We actively support the use of our materials through implementation support networks and activities. Explore this site to check out our curriculum programs, including:

Core science curricula:

  • Full Option Science Systems (FOSS)
  • Global Systems Science (GSS)
  • Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS)
  • Hands-On Universe (HOU)
  • Marine Activities and Resources in Education (MARE)
  • Science Education and Public Understanding Program (SEPUP)
  • Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading®

Afterschool science curricula:

  • AfterSchool KidzScience
  • East Bay Academy for Young Scientists (EBAYS)
  • Student Radon Research

Supplementary mathematics curricula:


Home activities in mathematics and science:

  • Scientific Explorer Kits
  • Preschool Science Tote Bags
  • 24/7 Science