Grades K–5

Because science is implemented in such varied ways across districts, we do not offer a specific pacing guide. However, the lesson information below will help you determine the best way to fit the program into the structure of your district’s instructional calendar.

The recommended scope and sequence for each grade level can be found on the Amplify Science Program Guide here. You’ll note that grades K–2 have three units per grade, while grades 3–5 have four. The order in which the units are listed is our recommended sequence. This is particularly important at the K–1 level, as the units in those grades were carefully designed to support students’ large developmental leaps at these ages.

All units contain 22 lessons (except for one 5th grade unit, which has 26). Lessons in kindergarten and grade 1 are written for 45-minute sessions; those in grades 2–5 are written for 60-minute sessions. Using that information, depending on how often you teach science, you can get an idea of pacing for your school. The planning guides linked below may also help: grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Finally, as you get started with Amplify Science, we recommend reviewing the self-paced professional learning resources located on the Program Hub (note: you’ll need to be signed into your Amplify account to access this page).

Grades 6–8

The recommended scope and sequence for each grade level can be found on the Amplify Science Program Guide. To see that information, choose the instructional model your school uses:

As the Program Guide details, lessons for grades 6–8 are designed for 45 minutes. We have 3 types of units of varying lengths. The Launch unit is the introductory unit and is 11 lessons, then there are 6 core units of 19 lessons and 2 Engineering Internships, which are 10 lessons. Using that information, depending on how often you teach science, you can get an idea of pacing for your school. Our planning guide may also help.

Finally, as you get started with Amplify Science, we recommend reviewing the self-paced professional learning resources located on the Program Hub (note: you’ll need to be signed into your Amplify account to access this page).

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