Elevate Science for Grades 6-8:
Phenomena-Based Learning

Plot an ocean journey, build a machine, or investigate an algae bloom! In Elevate Science, students engage with real-world phenomena to understand core ideas and use science and engineering practices. The Quest problem-based activity anchors each topic. Students “figure out” the problem’s solution as they navigate the topic’s lessons. It’s real science rooted in the new Science Standards. It’s compelling science that puzzles, tantalizes, and amazes. elevate thinking, elevate learning.


Phenomena-based learning engages students in real-world problems and the new Science Standards.


Quest for Ideas, Answers, and Evidence

Quest activities anchor each topic. Students investigate a natural phenomenon using scientific procedures and engineering practices.


Quest Connections Scaffold the Learning

There’s not a quick answer. Quest Connections encourage students to explain, observe, and keep figuring things out. The Quest phenomenon connects learning.


Quest Check-Ins Ensure Standards Mastery

The Quest engages students in the new Science Standards. Are students mastering the core ideas? Quest Check-ins help ensure the activities are academically productive.


Quest Findings Apply Performance Expectations

At the close of each topic, students synthesize information and construct explanations as they complete their Quest. What did they observe? What did they figure out?