Welcome, Amplify Science middle school families!
Next Generation Science Standards letter
The following letter, which is also included in the program, describes the Next Generation Science Standards and how they’re reflected in Amplify Science’s middle school units. Click here to download.
Student navigation video
Watch this video for ideas on how best to support students navigating Amplify Science.
Each unit in Amplify Science has a Unit Map for the teacher. This document outlines the scientific questions students come across in the unit, and how they will figure out the answers.
Download an example of a Unit Map from the Metabolism unit.
If you’re interested in looking at the Unit Maps for your student’s grade level, please contact your student’s teacher.
In grades 6–8, students use interactive digital simulations and other apps as just one way of figuring out unit phenomena. This short video shows an example of a simulation.
Resource for back-to-school night
This presentation (available for download) provides a general overview of the Amplify Science curriculum. Your student’s teacher may have used this resource during back-to-school night.
Family homework experiences
If you’re interested in extending the Amplify Science classroom experience at home use the Scientist Profile Cards to spark discussions about careers in science and engineering!
The Amplify Science program also includes several family homework experiences that you can use with your student outside of the school day. Your student’s teacher may assign the Family Homework Experiences as the class progresses through the units, but if you’d like to explore them on your own, you can do so by clicking on the unit names below:
- Chemical Reactions
- Earth, Moon, and Sun
- Earth’s Changing Climate
- Earth’s Changing Climate Engineering Internship
- Evolutionary History
- Force and Motion
- Force and Motion Engineering Internship
- Geology on Mars
- Harnessing Human Energy
- Light Waves
- Magnetic Fields
- Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
- Metabolism Engineering Internship
- Natural Selection
- Natural Selection Engineering Internship
- Ocean, Atmosphere, and Climate
- Phase Change
- Phase Change Engineering Internship
- Plate Motion
- Plate Motion Engineering Internship
- Populations and Resources
- Rock Transformations
- Thermal Energy
- Traits and Reproduction
- Weather Patterns
We’re here to help you!
Have a question about Amplify Science? Visit our help library to search for articles with answers to your program questions. For additional curriculum support, contact your student’s teacher.