Amplify Science will Be the New Curriculum for Science at GVA-DC

Format
In addition to Art and PE, students in grades K-5 will engage is a Science/STEM special every 3 days for 55 minutes. Middle School students will have a 90 minute Science/Math block every day.
 
 
Content
After several months of investigation, we are excited to announce that GVA-DC is investing in an exciting new Science/STEM curricular resource-Amplify Science.
 
Why Amplify Science?
Amplify Science Immerses K-8 students in science and engineering.
Amplify’s breakthrough curriculum inspires students to read, write and argue like scientists to gain a better understanding of the world, as they gain the skills needed to master the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
 
Amplify Science is Built for the Next Generation Science Standards
The NGSS have raised the bar in science education, moving the focus away from memorization and toward active engagement. Amplify Science is a robust, multimodal, hands-on program made to fulfill 100 percent of the NGSS, as well as a substantial number of the Common Core ELA and Math standards.
 
Amplify Science is an Award Winning Curriculum
Amplify Science was named a 2018 CODiE Awards finalist!  Amplify Science was named a finalist in the Best Science Instructional Solution and Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution categories.
 
Amplify Science has a Unique Approach
Amplify’s mission is to help educators create the next generation of scientific innovators as well as citizens who are skeptical, curious, and evidence-based thinkers. Our pedagogy invites students to explore phenomena with the purpose of solving authentic problems.
 
Amplify Science has Powerful Partnerships
Amplify Science was developed by the science education experts at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and the digital learning team at Amplify.
 
University of California Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science is a recognized leader in PreK-12 science education, producing groundbreaking curriculum products, including the international award-winning Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, for more than 40 years. The Hall’s curriculum materials are used in one in four classrooms across the nation.