Amplify Grades 6–8

Empower students to make the leap from “learning about” to “figuring out".

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Welcome, Indiana reviewers! We're so glad you're here.

Watch this short video below for a quick guide to reviewing your science materials, then explore how our approach shapes your Indiana students into scientists and engineers.

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And it works.

Amplify Science is backed by gold-standard research.

UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science—the authors behind Amplify Science—developed the Do, Talk, Read, Write, Visualize approach, and gold-standard research shows that it works. Our own efficacy research is pretty exciting, too.

Hands-on investigations

Hands-on learning is an essential part of Amplify Science for Indiana.

Hands-on learning is integrated into every unit through hands-on investigations that are critical to achieving the unit’s learning goals and deepening students’ understanding of the unit phenomena.

Literacy-rich science instruction

Let's immerse Indiana students in reading, writing, and arguing like real scientists and engineers.

Literacy is an integral part of science. While practicing scientists actively investigate the natural world, large parts of their investigations involve reading, writing, listening, and speaking in order to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the natural world. Scientists read about and connect their work to the work of other scientists, explain their findings, and communicate ideas to a variety of audiences.

Powerful digital tools

For science that's too small, large, slow, distant, dangerous, or difficult to see or manipulate directly.

Developed exclusively for Amplify Science, digital simulations are interactive, virtual worlds that allow students to discover and construct understanding of science concepts and phenomena. Sims provide opportunities to explore scientific phenomena that might otherwise be challenging to investigate because they are too small, large, slow, distant, dangerous, or difficult to manipulate directly.

Key differentiators

What sets Amplify Science apart for Indiana

  1. 1. A program built from the ground up for three-dimensional learning
  2. 2. Immersive engagement that lets students take on the roles of scientists and engineers to investigate real-world phenomena
  3. 3. Literacy-rich science instruction
  4. 4. Powerful digital modeling tools and simulations