Grades K-12 Review Guide

Higley Schools

Jen, K‑8 Educational Liaison

Hi Higley Teachers,

Here's a page we put together for your review of Activate's K-12 programs. We included information on our program experience, new updates for 2021, and reviewer navigation guides.




The Activate Learning Experience

Student Learning

Student sense-making and the student-centered learning experience is a critical part of what makes an Activate Learning program.

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K-5 Activity Sample

6-8 Student Experience

9-12 Student Experience

Support For Distance Learning

All programs are available in digital and print. In 2020 we launched our Activate Learning Everywhere initiative with flexible options to deliver our programs in remote environments. Our Digital Editions integrate with LMS systems, to include:  Google Classroom, Clever, Schoology, Canvas and Classlink.


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Program Updates for 2021 Adoptions

Ease of Use - Our New Digital Platform User Experience

In 2021 we're launching our brand-new user interface for our Activate Learning Digital Platform to give teachers an even better teaching experience with our programs. Activate learning programs are easier to use than ever with teachers utilizing our new workflow of:

  • Plan
  • Teach
  • Assign
  • Assess
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For adoptions in 2021, schools will be able to use PocketLabs devices in IQWST, Active Chemistry, Active Physics, Active Physical Science and EarthCOMM.


  • Allow students to create and execute their own investigations
  • Allow student to record and analyze data in real-time
  • Enable an overlay of data and video automatically

Review Guides


Grades K-5

Activate Learning PRIME® - is an easy to use program that engages children in learning science by doing science, with a focus on developing discourse and critical thinking skills alongside disciplinary content knowledge and science and engineering practices to help students make sense of engaging hands-on explorations.

View our Arizona scope and sequence brochure and full Arizona alignment.


Grades 6-8

IQWST® - stands for Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology. Students investigate questions relevant to their lives by conducting investigations; collecting and analyzing data; developing and using models to explain phenomena, and engaging in argument from evidence. 

View our full Arizona alignment.

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Grades 9-12

Active Series Programs: 

  • Active Physics
  • Active Physical Science
  • Active Chemistry
  • EarthComm (Earth System Science in the Community)

Our active series high school programs are all project-based and provide an engaging experience for all students. Many of our adopters utilize our Physics program for the Physics first model.

Environmental Science Program

  • Environmental Science & Biocomplexity

Our Environmental Science program is project-based and students present end of unit cases utilizing evidence-based scientific argumentation.

Engineering Program

Student complete four eight-week projects, that introduce students to the world of technology and engineering.

Program Support

Teacher Support Team

All of our programs are supported by experienced support and implementation staff for a successful launch, ongoing support, coaching, and iterative training based off your sites needs.

Used By

Our programs are used all across the country, we hope to Activate Learning with over 2 million students by the end of 2021.

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