Developed in conjunction with Spanish experts and classroom teachers, Amplify Science offers multiple Spanish language components across our curriculum.
Spanish print kits
Users that wish to have hard-copy materials in Spanish may choose to purchase the Spanish add-on kits for their units. The Spanish add-on kit contains translated versions of all student-facing materials for the unit, including copymasters, print materials, assessments, and Investigation Notebooks.
Spanish licenses are available to add to any student’s digital license. The Spanish licenses allow students to access Spanish versions of all student resources including lesson instructions, science articles, videos, vocabulary, assessments, and simulations.
When your students have the Spanish licenses, you can assign students to a particular language, or you can choose to give students the ability to toggle between English and Spanish as needed. To do so, open the Classroom Language Settings menu and choose the appropriate settings. You can get to the Classroom Language Settings by going to your user account menu within the Global Navigation bar and clicking “settings.”
Having students with a Spanish license also gives you access to Spanish resources in your teacher account. When viewing content in Spanish, in addition to being able to access all of the same Spanish items as your students, you can:
Download PDFs of all classroom wall materials, copymasters, assessments, and more (find these in the “Unit Materials” file under Printable Resources on the Unit overview page when viewing content in Spanish)
Use Spanish projections and download Spanish Classroom Slides
See all model teacher talk in Spanish
Wondering how the Spanish toggle works? Check out this video! Note: We're in the process of updating that video! You will notice some navigation features look slightly different in this version.
If your school or district is interested in purchasing Spanish licenses or simply learning more about them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish Classroom Slides
Classroom Slides, which are included in every lesson of the program, are also available in Spanish.
When teachers with the digital Spanish license toggle to Spanish in their digital Teacher’s Guide, they can download the Spanish Slides from the Lesson Brief.
All Modeling Tools and Simulations are accessible in Spanish. The Spanish apps are automatically available for all users who have the digital Spanish license.
Like in the curriculum itself, Spanish content can be viewed using the toggle button that will appear in the app. Heads up: there are four Simulations in which students will see the toggle even if the teacher has set their language controls to OFF: the Metabolism Sim, the Populations and Resources Sim, the Matter and Energy in Ecosystems Sim, and the Natural Selection Sim.
Note that the toggle may be in a different location for each app, depending on where the toolbar sits.
Spanish Read-Aloud: Science Articles and Assessments
Audio Read-Aloud is a helpful feature that allows users to play and control an audio recording of all science articles and assessment items. Spanish audio is available for students who have a digital Spanish license and their teachers. To access it, the student should be toggled to Spanish (see information under “Spanish licenses”).
For science articles, the audio feature is collapsed by default at the top left of each article. Once expanded, users have the option to play, pause, scrub through the timeline, and collapse the audio feature.
For assessment items, students can use the audio button at the top of each assessment item.
In order for students to see the audio option, you must give them access to the assessment audio feature, which you can do via the assessment settings button.