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OpenSciEd and Activate Learning have partnered to offer educators high-quality, NGSS-aligned, science curriculum for middle school students.
Activate Learning is a global leader in standards-based, K-12 curriculum publishing. Our curriculum authors are also the authors of OpenSciEd.
As a certified OpenSciEd distributor and professional learning provider, we provide the platform, unit materials, and professional learning to make implementation simple and fast!
New, full-color print teacher edition and all student resources.
Innovative, interactive and enganging for teachers and students.
All materials necessary for investigations for in OpenSciEd units.
Full product support and professional learning with our experts.
OpenSciEd’s innovative tools and materials are open educational resources (OER), ensuring any science teacher can access and download free high-quality, adaptable materials that support standards-based, equitable science learning.
equitable science learning
◾ Aligned to the Framework and NGSS.
◾ Research-based, taking into account how students learn, their motivations and implications regarding teacher/student engagement.
◾ Developed with educators and extensively tested by teachers and schools.
◾ Designed to be used with low-cost, standard laboratory equipment and materials amenable to large-scale deployment.
◾ Continuously updated and improved based on field testing and feedback from teachers.
The OpenSciEd Instructional Model (shown below) uses a storyline approach, each lesson motivated by questions generated by students following their interactions with phenomena.
In each unit of study, students explore the questions they have, make conclusions based on those investigations, and then strategize to come up with the next set of questions to investigate.
When learning is propelled by curiosity and discovery, it's no wonder why teachers and students love OpenSciEd!
1. Districts face a common set of challenges when implementing new instructional materials. These challenges tend to be consistent across districts, regardless of their size and student demographics.
2. Many of the struggles that arise during curriculum implementation can be avoided if districts learn from the lessons of others and proactively anticipate the kinds of challenges they’re most likely to encounter.
3. Teacher and leader knowledge of how to manage changing materials is as important as their knowledge of content and standards.
* What Does It Take To Implement Strong Curriculum Effectively (Instruction Partners)
Implementing new curriculum can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned teacher, but it doesn't have to be!
Activate Learning supports end-to-end, complete OpenSciEd implementation, saving you time and money. Whether you need unit materials delivered quickly, a digital platform that supports all OpenSciEd units, or professional learning, our full-service, all-in-one solution has you covered.
Speak to an Activate Learning Curriculum specialist today about our OpenSciEd all-in-one solution today.
OpenSciEd and Activate Learning share the same "pedagogical-DNA", having both been authored by the same innovative curriculum specialists over 15 years ago using the same NGSS standards and principals.
Activate Learning has decades of experience equipping classrooms with the kits and materials they need with timely and accurate shipments. Now, after an extensive development process, we’re offering that same quality and reliability to help OpenSciEd educators seamlessly implement their curriculum.
Our curriculum experts provide extensive OpenSciEd product implementation support and certified professional learning on the latest, most innovative strategies and techniques to engage students.
With the Activate Learning Digital Platform, students enjoy an interactive, engaging online experience. And teachers have everything they need to plan, teach, assign, and assess lessons all in one platform.
Plan standards-based instruction
Teach lessons that effectively differentiate for ALL students
Assign and monitor student work
Assess student progress
Prepare for every lesson with teacher tools and resources
Easily review and provide feedback on student work
Create and share assessments
Assess student progress
Apply learning authentically
Engage like scientists by recording learning
Receive and respond to teacher feedback in real-time
Represent ideas as models
Annotate and highlight text
Respond to questions using sentence starters and our read-aloud feature
Demonstrate understanding through assessment
what STUDENTS learn
Light & Matter: Why do we sometimes see different things when looking at the same object?
Thermal Energy: How can containers keep stuff from warming up or cooling down?
Weather, Climate & Water Cycling: Why does a lot of hail, rain, or snowfall at some times and not others?
Rock Cycling & Plate Tectonics: How and why does Earth's surface change?
Natural Hazards: Where do natural hazards happen and how do we prepere for them?
Cells & Systems: How do living things heal?
Chemical Reactions & Matter: How can we make something new that was not there before?
Chemical Reactions & Energy: How can we use chemical reactions to design a solution to a problem?
Metabolic Reactions: How do things inside our bodies work together to make us feel the way we do?
Matter Cycling & Photosynthesis: Where does food come from and where does it go next?
Ecosystem Dynamics: How does changing an ecosystem affect what lives there?
Resources & Human Impact: How do changes in the Earth's system impact our communities and what can we do about it?
Contact Forces: Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other?
Sound Waves: How can a sound make something move?
Forces at a Distance: How can a magnet move another object without touching it
Earth in Space: Why do we see patterns in the sky, and what else is out there that we can't see?
Genetics: Why are living things different from one another?
Selection and Common Ancestry: How could living things today be connected to the things that lived long ago?
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