OpenSciEd Implementation Starts Here
Activate Learning and OpenSciEd have partnered to offer educators high-quality, NGSS-aligned, science curriculum for middle school students.
As a certified OpenSciEd distributor and professional learning provider, we provide the digital platform, books, science kits, and professional learning to make OpenSciEd Middle School implementation smooth and successful!
OpenSciEd has received an all-green rating from EdReports for their Middle School Science curriculum!
Have confidence in selecting an innovative top-rated Middle School science curriculum that meets the demands of challenging science standards.
Available as a package or for individual purchase
Student Notebook, Student Edition, and Teacher Edition
On the Activate Learning Digital Platform
All materials necessary for investigations for all OpenSciEd units
Full implementation support and certified professional learning
Students explore driving questions, conduct investigations, collect and analyze data, develop and use models to explain phenomena.
Designed for Equitable Science Learning
Access high-quality, adaptable materials that support standards-based, equitable science learning.
Content, structure, and support to experience three-dimensional teaching and learning with OpenSciEd.
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The OpenSciEd Instructional Model uses a storyline approach, each lesson motivated by questions generated by students following their interactions with phenomena.
In each unit of study, students explore the questions they have, make conclusions based on those investigations, and then strategize to come up with the next set of questions to investigate.
OpenSciEd is research-based, taking into account how students learn, their motivations and implications regarding teacher/student engagement.
Tested By Educators
Developed with educators and extensively tested by teachers and schools. Continuously updated and improved based on field testing and feedback from teachers.
Aligned to the Framework and NGSS. Units can be adapted to fit your state's sequence.
Middle and High School Programs
New! The first units in the OpenSciEd High School program are now available from Activate Learning. Connect with us to learn more.
OpenSciEd Middle School
Activate Learning takes great pride in offering the most comprehensive version of OpenSciEd Middle School available on the market today.
Our team is dedicated to staying true to the original curriculum and keeping current with ongoing updates to our digital version.
Across the three years of middle school, students conduct sequenced activities, investigations, readings, discussions, and lessons that build student understanding of core disciplinary ideas, crosscutting concepts, and multiple scientific practices.
To the right is an example unit sequence based on NGSS guidelines, however, all units can be adapted to fit your state's unique sequence.
Contact us to learn more about aligning the OpenSciEd curriculum to your state standards.
Books & Student Notebooks
- Activate Learning offers full-color print Teacher and Student Editions for each unit of the OpenSciEd Middle School science curriculum.
- Say goodbye to printing with our printed Student Notebooks!
- All handouts, reference sheets, and readings, with plenty of room for students to capture their responses to questions and discussion prompts.
- Multiple copies of the Project Tracker are enough for the whole unit.
- And with perforated, 3-hole punched pages, it’s easy for students to put completed work into binders!
Science equipment and materials are an essential element to investigation-centered learning and Activate Learning offers science kits to support every activity in each unit for OpenSciEd Middle School.
OpenSciEd Middle School Science Kits are in stock and ready to ship!
- All products are rigorously tested for quality assurance.
- Materials are grouped by lesson so teachers can easily locate lesson-specific materials.
- Activate Learning Kit Companion™ helps teachers save time and easily find everything in their shipment, quickly access important Safety Data Sheets, and view how-to videos to set up materials.
Free! Digital Teacher Edition Access Included
The Activate LearningKit Companion™
With a quick smartphone scan of the outside of your kit’s box you get:
Experience a truly interactive digital edition of all OpenSciEd materials for teachers and students.
With the Activate Learning Digital Platform, students and teachers enjoy an interactive, engaging online experience with the OpenSciEd Middle School curriculum.
The platform is designed for student accessibility and inclusion and offers embedded translation for 130+ languages, text-to-speech with read-along highlighting, and sentence starters to support writing.
Featuring an intuitive user experience, teachers have everything they need to Plan, Teach, Assign, and Assess lessons in a platform that is integrated with leading SIS rostering and Learning Management Systems. And with Lesson Launch, teachers can can quickly view slides, handouts, student edition, and materials in one place!
Certified OpenSciEd Professional Learning
Activate Learning curriculum experts provide extensive OpenSciEd product implementation support and certified professional learning on the latest, most innovative strategies and techniques to engage students.
Comprehensive professional learning resources provide the necessary content, structure, and support to experience three-dimensional teaching and learning with OpenSciEd.