Amplify

Welcome to the Amplify Science interactive demo. We set out to create a science program that educators can use to bring the Next Generation Science Standards to life. We hope you enjoy this walkthrough of our immersive K-8 curriculum.

From a leader in education
The Lawrence Hall of Science
Amplify
And a leader in education technology
Comes a new curriculum
for a new era in science education.
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Designed for
the NGSS

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We're preparing the next generation of science students to be curious, evidence-based, critical thinkers

Designed for NGSS
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We’re different.

Others repackage old content and claim to be “NGSS-aligned.”

Our breakthrough K-8 curriculum was built from the ground up to address 100 percent of the NGSS, and substantial portions of CCSS-ELA and CCSS-Math.

Designed for NGSS

In each unit students conduct investigations.

  • Conduct investigations
  • Create and critique
  • Gather evidence
Designed for NGSS

In each unit students create and critique models.

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  • Conduct investigations
  • Create and critique
  • Gather evidence
Designed for NGSS

In each unit students gather evidence to support claims.

  • Conduct investigations
  • Create and critique
  • Gather evidence
Designed for NGSS

Questions?

To find out how Amplify Science drives deeper learning, call (800) 823-1969.

A real-world approach

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For every unit, we invite students to inhabit the role of a science or engineering professional to solve a real world problem.

Real-world approach

First, we introduce a real-world problem to provide students with a meaningful purpose for investigating a phenomenon.

Steps Introduction to a real world problem Collect evidence from multiple sources Build increasingly complex explanations Apply to different problem and argue
Real-world approach

To figure out the problem, students collect evidence from a variety of sources.

Steps Introduction to a real world problem Collect evidence from multiple sources Build increasingly complex explanations Apply to different problem and argue
Real-world approach

As the students are collecting evidence, they build increasingly complex explanations to be able to figure out the problem.

Steps Introduction to a real world problem Collect evidence from multiple sources Build increasingly complex explanations Apply to different problem and argue
Real-world approach

Students apply the Lawrence Hall of Science’s Do-Talk-Read-Write-Visualize approach.

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Do, Talk, Read, Write, Visualize

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"DO" science by making firsthand observations in hands-on activities.
"TALK" science through peer -to-peer discourse and scientific argumentation.
"READ" science through books and articles developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science.
"WRITE" science in their explanations and engineering design proposals.
"VISUALIZE" science through the use of our robust sims and physical models.
Real-world approach
Through apps such as a simulation of Earth's changing climate, students explore phenomena and engage in scientific practices.
Real-world approach

Once they have worked to solve this problem, the process is far from over. To achieve deeper learning, we ask students to apply the knowledge they've built to solve a completely new problem.

Steps Introduction to a real world problem Collect evidence from multiple sources Build increasingly complex explanations Apply to different problem and argue

Questions?

To find out how Amplify Science drives deeper learning, call (800) 823-1969.

Teacher support

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We offer a variety of Professional Development options that can be delivered in-person, through live webinars, and coaching calls all conducted by the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Teacher support
Teacher support
Teacher support

Included in our curriculum are a variety of tools for teachers

  • An online teacher's guide
  • Step-by-step lesson instructions
  • Embedded formative assessment
  • Expected student responses
  • Clear standards alignment
  • Implementation support videos

Questions?

To find out how Amplify Science drives deeper learning, call (800) 823-1969.

Extensively
field-tested

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Every unit of our curriculum has been extensively field-tested by teachers in a wide range of settings—in cities, suburbs and rural areas—all over the country. More than 500 teachers and 34,000 students have used Amplify Science in their classrooms as part of the development process.

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Our testing steps

  1. We consult with external experts in each unit's field of study.
  2. We conduct a developmental pilot.
  3. We revise units based on feedback from piloting teachers.
  4. We conduct field tests in classrooms around the country.
  5. We make final revisions based on feedback from the field.
  6. Our curriculum is ready for the classroom.
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Growth in student performance

Comparisons of pre- and post-assessments in national field tests show significant gains in student performance. Because assessment and instruction are built around carefully designed learning progressions for each unit, student growth is easy to track across each unit.

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What educators say

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Our school district has utilized resources from the Lawrence Hall of Science, the authors of Amplify Science, for nearly two decades. Their scientific and educational expertise have led to successful learning experiences for our students and teachers. This year, we field-tested an elementary Earth/Space unit from Amplify. The first-graders had such depth of knowledge after the unit that they were able to communicate their understandings to upper-grade students as a review for state testing. Their science notebooks and expository writing were remarkable after having the field test experiences.

— Anne, Texas elementary administrator

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What educators say

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The simulations in the Amplify Science curriculum teach so much more than what I could model or recreate in class. The engineering units are engaging and really helped me better understand the new standards. I love being able to walk around and talk to students as they explore solutions, make claims, and reason with their peers.

— Karla, California science teacher

Questions?

To find out how Amplify Science drives deeper learning, call (800) 823-1969.