Create 2 Think Logo

Capture their interest

Release control to explore

Engage through inquiry

Act on student responses

Targeted feedback through assessment

Empower critical thinkers through redesign

Tackle the problem

Hunt for information

Interpret & synthesize other's views

Navigate new ideas

Keep refining & sharing

This framework for STEM instruction is built on evidence-based practices.

If teachers CREATE optimal inquiry-based learning opportunities, then students will learn to THINK critically!

Create 2 Think Logo


Created by Indiana teachers, for Indiana teachers.

  • All units integrate a grade-level science standard, math priority standard, and ELA priority standard.
  • Includes all vocabulary and “I Can” statements directly from IDOE Science Framework for each science standard.
  • Units are strongly aligned to the STEM Certification Rubric including built-in Career Connections paired with Visible Thinking Routines.
  • No expensive equipment required. Units include only free resources available to teachers or consumable materials that can be tailored for the individual teacher’s needs.
  • Units are organized by phases that allow teachers to tailor their projects to best meet the time constraints of their individual schools.
  • There are grade-level appropriate formative assessments included in each phase of a unit and a summative assessment rubric designed to provide clear and useful feedback to students.