There are two main categories of digital tools in Amplify Science: simulations and science practice tools (often modeling tools, but also sorting, scale, and graphing tools).

To understand the difference between these categories of apps, you can think of simulations as responsive tools that produce data, and science practice tools as more mediums for students to consolidate and show their thinking. For more details, check out this video.

For information on how students hand in work from the various apps, see this video:

Please note that for iPads, the following (free) apps must be downloaded from the Apple App Store on all user devices:

  • “Metabolism Sim”

  • “Matter and Energy in Ecosystems Sim”

  • “Natural Selection Sim”

  • “Population and Resources Sim”

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