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Our Approach

Great science education starts with well-supported educators, so we’ve created a program designed to help teachers  inspire their students.

We offer clear, complete lesson plans so teachers can teach great lessons every day.

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:

  • Daily step-by-step 5E lesson plans with accommodation tags—the resources you need to support student learning
  • Carefully-sequenced course design that is inquiry-driven with hands-on learning
  • Robust teaching resources for flexible implementation because teachers are the experts and know what is best for their students
  • Both Integrated and Discipline-Specific programs available
  • Less expensive than a textbook or online program

We partner with schools and districts to make high-quality science education a reality for every student.

Implementing NGSS using
Impact Science

Impact Science uses hands-on activities to create student engagement!

We developed our program in collaboration with teachers!

Teacher Guides

Our Teacher Guides have complete 5E lesson plans written for standard
45-minute class periods.

 

Teacher Resources

Overview:

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.

 

Planning Chart:

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.

 

Correlation Chart:

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.

Type

Location

Pre-Assessment

Start of unit

Lesson
Exit Card

End of each lesson

Interim Assessment

> 1/2 way through unit

Performance Assessment Rubric

Unit project

Summative Assessment

End of unit

Assessments Continuum

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 .

  • With the NGSS, robust instructional materials are even more important, as three-dimensional learning requires changes that are significantly different from previous instructional practice and not particularly well supported by the most common textbook… Ultimately, for the vast majority of teachers and districts, writing their own instructional materials will not be nearly as feasible as partnering or purchasing well-designed ones."

— from NGSS District Implementation Indicators published March 2017

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