Welcome to Life Science
Amplify Science California is so effective you can cover 100% of the NGSS in fewer lessons than other programs.
Plus, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing we give you enough materials to support 200 students. In fact, our material kits:
- Support small groups of 4-5 students.
- Make organization and finding materials easy.
- Last longer with only one of the nine kits requiring refills.
What students learn
Lauren Learner loves science. Watch this video to find out what she learns in seventh grade. >
When you’re ready:
- Find a summary of each unit below including each unit’s student role and anchor phenomenon.
- Click on the orange “See how the unit works” link to download a helpful Unit Guide. These guides make great companions to busy reviewers looking for a big-picture understanding of how each unit works.
Units at a glance
Student role: Microbiological researchers
Phenomenon: The presence of 100 trillion microorganisms living on and in the human body keeps the body healthy.
Student role: Medical students
Phenomenon: Elisa, a teenager, is tired all the time. In fact, she can't get through the day without feeling exhausted.
Metabolism Engineering Internship
Student role: Food engineers
Phenomenon: Health bars with different molecular compositions meet the metabolic needs of patients or rescue workers.
Traits and Reproduction
Student role: Biomedical students
Phenomenon: Darwin’s bark spider offspring have different silk flexibility traits, even though they have the same parents.
Populations and Resources
Student role: Biologists
Phenomenon: The size of the moon jelly population in the fictional Glacier Sea has experienced a puzzling increase.
Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
Student role: Ecologists
Phenomenon: A sealed biodome built by a group of Econauts mysteriously crashed despite following the advice of experts.
Student role: Biologists
Phenomenon: The rough-skinned newt population in Oregon State Park has become more poisonous over time.
Natural Selection Engineering Internship
Student role: Clinical engineers
Phenomenon: Designing malaria treatment plans that use different combinations of drugs can reduce drug resistance development.
Student role: Paleontologists
Phenomenon: A mystery fossil at the Natural History Museum has similarities with both wolves and whales.
How teachers teach
Tom Teacher feels confident delivering 3-D instruction with our resources by his side. Watch this video to learn more. >
When you’re ready:
- Scroll down and take a closer look at your classroom resources.
- Click on the orange links below each component to see grade-specific samples.
Classroom resources for instruction
These customizable PowerPoints are available for every lesson of the program and make delivering instruction a snap with visual prompts, colorful activity instructions, investigation set-up videos and animations, and suggested teacher talk in the notes section of each slide.
Teacher's Reference Guide
Available digitally and in print, our unit-specific reference guides are chock full of helpful resources, including scientific background knowledge, planning information and resources, color-coded 3-D Statements, detailed lesson plans, tips for delivering instruction, and differentiation strategies.
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Our kits include enough non-consumable materials to support 200 student uses. In other words, you have enough materials to support all five periods and small groups of 4-5 students each. Plus, our unit-specific kits mean you just grab the tub you need and then put it all back with ease.
Simulations and Practice Tools
Our digital Simulations and Practice Tools are powerful resources for exploration, data collection, and student collaboration. They allow students the ability to explore scientific concepts that might otherwise be invisible or impossible to see with the naked eye.
Available for every unit, our Student Investigation Notebooks contain instructions for activities and space for students to record data and observations, reflect on ideas from texts and investigations, and construct explanations and arguments.
Student Edition Hardcover
This durable Student Edition is grade-level specific and contains all of the articles that students refer to throughout the year. Districts may choose to pair these traditional student texts with our digital student experience or new 2-volume consumable notebook set.
Unlike other publishers, we don't make you wait until your next adoption to get the latest and greatest from Amplify. We're always launching new and exciting features. What's more, we'll push them out to you even after you adopt us!