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Up Your Amplify Science Game

We know, as a teacher, your days are action-packed and busy! We’ve also heard your requests for more opportunities to learn how to implement and make the most out of Amplify Science.

This page equips you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.

Our Up Your Amplify Science Game training collection below puts you in control.

Only have 5 minutes to spare? Watch the short training video of the week or read the brief help article. Have a little more time—or a topic hits your sweet spot? You’ll find a link to dive deeper.

We’re starting with the basics, and each week, we’ll progress through more complex features—all to help you Up Your Amplify Game through the year.

There’s lots more to learn.

If you missed our webinar training series, visit the Back to Basics webinar series bonus page to watch replays of three Science-focused training sessions held this fall.

Go to the Back to Basics Bonus page

We also compiled a Science Quick Start page to provide a jump start if you’re new to the Science curriculum.

There you’ll find navigational videos, help for learning the program, recommendations by grade level, and more—all to guide you as you become familiar with the program. 

Check out the Science Quick Start page!

We would love to hear what you think of this training series so far. Let us know in our Amplify Science Facebook group. The group is a community of Amplify Science educators from across the country. It’s a space to share best practices, ideas, and support on everything from implementation to instruction. If you’re not already a member, you can join anytime.

Join the Amplify Science Facebook group conversation and share your thoughts about the Up Your Amplify Game training

This Week's Training

This week’s training

Welcome back! This week’s training collection features a look at Amplify Science assessments. Then, we’ll take a break through the end of the year.

This week in Amplify Science K–5

Your 5-minute video

In this video, you’ll explore the Amplify Science K–5 unit assessments.

Your 5-minute article

This reference page outlines all of the assessment opportunities and features of the Amplify Science program.

Go to the Assessments Overview page

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this subject, we suggest you view the Assessments portion of the replay of our recent Back to Basics: Amplify Science K–5 301 webinar. You can review the timestamps provided to jump to the specific assessment of interest.

Go to the Back to Basics Bonus page

This week in Amplify Science 6–8

Your 5-minute video

In this video, you’ll explore the Amplify Science unit assessments.

Your 5-minute article

This reference page outlines all of the assessment opportunities and features of the Amplify Science program.

Go to the Assessments Overview page

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this subject, we suggest you view the Assessments portion of the replay of our recent Back to Basics: Amplify Science 6–8 301 webinar. You can review the timestamps provided to jump to the specific assessment of interest.

Go to the Back to Basics Bonus page

Last Week's Training

Last week’s training

If you missed last week’s training collection, you can catch up here with a look at the Classroom Slides feature available in Amplify Science.

Last week in Amplify Science K–5

Your 5-minute video

This snippet from our recent Back to Basics webinar training series provides a quick overview on navigating to, using, and editing the Amplify Science Classroom Slides feature.

Your 5-minute article

This help article is your step-by-step guide on how to use the Classroom Slides with Amplify Science.

View the How to Use Classroom Slides help article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper, we suggest you check out the Spanish Classroom Slides resources available to you in Amplify Science.

Go to the Spanish Materials in Amplify Science help article

Last week in Amplify Science 6–8

Your 5-minute video

This snippet from our recent Back to Basics webinar training series provides a quick overview on navigating to, using, and editing the Amplify Science Classroom Slides feature.

Your 5-minute article

This help article is your step-by-step guide on how to use the Classroom Slides with Amplify Science.

View the How to Use Classroom Slides help article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper, we suggest you check out the Spanish Classroom Slides resources available to you in Amplify Science.

Go to the Spanish Materials in Amplify Science help article

Previous Weeks' Training

Previous weeks’ training

We started off the Up Your Amplify Game collection with two week’s worth of at-your-own-pace training.

Amplify Science K–5

Your 5-minute video

Actually, this “starter” video is ten minutes (but we make up for this extra time with a 1-minute video below). We hope you can squeeze in 10 minutes, because this video provides a terrific overview of how to navigate the K–5 program.

Your 5-minute article

This brief help article provides the details on how to navigate and plan a unit.

Read the Planning for a Unit article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on the subject of Amplify Science, you’re in luck! There’s another set of K–5 training and help resources below.

Your 5-minute video

It’s short and sweet! In less than 60 seconds, this video provides clear guidance on the types of units in the K–5 program.

Your 5-minute article

This brief article in the Program Guide provides a detailed overview on the types of units and how they are structured.

Read the Program Guide unit overview

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on the subject of K–5 units, check out the unit orientation videos in the Science Professional Learning site. Just select your grade level (top center of the page) to learn the role students take on in the unit, the phenomenon they work to figure out, and focal science concepts and key activities

Go to the Professional Learning unit orientation videos page

Amplify Science 6–8

Your 5-minute video

As in K–5, this “starter” video is ten minutes (but we make up for this extra time with a 1-minute video below). We hope you can squeeze in 10 minutes, because this video provides a terrific overview of how to navigate the 6–8 program.

Your 5-minute article

This brief help article provides the details on how to navigate and plan a unit.

Read the Planning for a Unit article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on the subject of Amplify Science, you’re in luck! There’s another set of 6–8 training and help resources below.

Your 5-minute video

It’s short and sweet! In less than 60 seconds, this video provides clear guidance on unit structure of the 6–8 program.

Your 5-minute article

This brief article in the Program Guide provides a detailed overview on the types of units in the 6–8 curriculum and how they are structured.

Read the Program Guide unit overview

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on the subject of 6–8 units, check out the unit orientation videos in the Science Professional Learning site. Just select your grade level (top center of the page) to learn the role students take on in the unit, the phenomenon they work to figure out, and focal science concepts and key activities.

Go to the Professional Learning unit orientation videos page

Next, the collection featured an overview of the Science Program Hub.

Next up in Amplify Science K–5 and 6–8

Your 5-minute video

This video is a bit longer (clocking in at just over 7 minutes), but there is just so much rich information available to you in the Amplify Science Program Hub that couldn’t be missed.

Your 5-minute article

This help article is a short overview to introduce how to navigate to and in the Program Hub. (The video included at the end of this article is the same as the video to the left.)

Read the Amplify Science: Program Hub article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper into all the Program Hub has to offer, you can access the site from the Global Navigation menu of the Amplify Science program. We suggest you begin in the Professional Learning Resources section.

Go to the Amplify Science Program Hub

Next, an overview of the Amplify Science Teacher Guide.

Next up in Amplify Science K–5 and 6–8

Your 5-minute video

Digital options can be powerful, but we recognize that some teachers prefer print. If you enjoy working with a printed Teacher Guide, this 4-minute video will walk you through what’s included, how to use it, and more.

Your 5-minute article

This help article is a short companion to this week’s 5-minute video. It explains how to print the Teacher’s Guide (if you don’t have a copy) and lists key time stamps to jump to specific topics in the video.

Read the Amplify Science printed Teacher’s Guides article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on the Teacher Guide, you can compare the printed version with the details available in the digital Teacher’s Guide using the reference available on the Amplify Science Program Guide site.

Go to the Amplify Science Program Guide

Next, a look at lesson materials.

Next up in Amplify Science K–5 and 6–8

Your 5-minute video

This short video explores the materials provided to you as part of the Amplify Science materials kits as well as planning for material needs for each lesson.

Your 5-minute article

This help article provides links to the detailed list of materials provided in the material kits for all units, according to grade level.

View the Amplify Science material kits lists

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this subject, we suggest you view the Sample Kit video provided in the Getting Started section of the Program Hub (grades K–5).

Go to the Amplify Science Program Hub Getting Started section

Next, a look at student interaction with the Amplify Science curriculum.

Next up in Amplify Science K–5

Your 5-minute video

This 5-minute video explores student program access and the technology students will experience as they learn through the Amplify Science curriculum.

Your 5-minute article

This accompanying help article details the highlights of student interaction and provides key links to the apps students will use while working with the Amplify Science curriculum. (The video included at the end of this article is the same as the video to the left.)

Go to the Accessing Student Apps in Grades K–5 article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper, we suggest you navigate to the Hand-on Investigation videos for a unit in the grade level you teach. You can find a video playlist, by grade level, on the Amplify Science Program Hub.

Go to the Amplify Science Program Hub Additional Unit Materials section

Next up in Amplify Science 6–8

Your 5-minute video

This 5-minute video explores the technology students in grades 6–8 will experience as they learn through the Amplify Science curriculum.

Your 5-minute article

This help article provides details on the digital simulations and modeling tools mentioned in the video to the left.

Go to the Digital Simulations and Modeling Tools article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper, we suggest you navigate to the Hand-on Investigation videos for a unit in the grade level you teach. You can find a video playlist, by grade level, on the Amplify Science Program Hub.

Go to the Amplify Science Program Hub Additional Unit Materials section

Next, a look at assigning in Amplify Science.

Next up in Amplify Science

Your 5-minute video

This overview video explores the Assign feature in Amplify Science.

Your 5-minute article

This help article provides step-by-step guidance for using the Assign feature in Amplify Science. (The video included at the end of this article is the same as the video to the left.)

Go to the How to Assign Activities in Amplify Science for grades 6–8 article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this subject, we suggest you view the replay of our recent Back to Basics: Amplify Science 6–8 301 webinar. The Assign feature is reviewed at the 23:20-minute mark.

Go to the Back to Basics Bonus page