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Developed in California by a team of teachers, our program has everything you need to let students discover, design, and build—and actually learn and remember the concepts:
We partner with schools and districts to make high-quality science education a reality for every student.
Implementing NGSS using
Impact Science uses hands-on activities to create student engagement!
We developed our program in collaboration with teachers!
Our Teacher Guides have complete 5E lesson plans written for standard
45-minute class periods.
A one to two page narrative with background information for the teacher, a description of topics and activities and how they connect to the storyline, a three-column NGSS standards chart, plus a materials list and vocabulary for the unit.
This spreadsheet helps with planning, showing the progression of lessons at a glance, including the number of days per lesson, and key concepts, main activities, vocabulary, and materials needed for each day.
This shows the standards covered per lesson: NGSS, Common Core ELA and Math, ELD, and California Environmental Principles and Concepts. Corresponding tags in the lessons point these out as well.
Start of unit
End of each lesson
> 1/2 way through unit
Performance Assessment Rubric
End of unit
Daily formative assessments in every lesson provide you with the insight you need to support powerful, responsive 3D maximize learning for all your students. In addition, a full array of formative and summative assessments complement each unit, including 3D rubrics for all unit projects .
— from NGSS District Implementation Indicators published March 2017