elevateScience® – K-8 Science Curriculum

Hands-On Science for Grades K-8

Ignite student curiosity and awaken the scientist and engineer inside. The elevateScience® K-8 science curriculum is built around the “doing of science” to explore local and global science phenomena.

: elevateScience is k-8 science curriculum, engaging students with hands-on science activiities.

elevateScience Core K-8 Science Curriculum with Digital Integration

Create a science curriculum that encourages active learning through storylines, lab activities, and science quests


Three Dimensional

Experience the Science Engineering Practice, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Cross-Cutting Concepts in a real-world, scientifically-based setting.



Engage students in the wonders of the natural world around them.


STEM Integration

Explore like real scientists and engineers using hands-on and virtual inquiry investigations.

Elevate Learning

  • Investigate
  • Engineer
  • Demonstrate

Science Phenomena

  • Scientific Quest
    Organize science learning around phenomena-based, real-world storylines called Quests.
  • uInvestigate Labs
    Connect the storyline with hands-on, minds-on experiences.
  • Quest Findings
    Support students in synthesizing lab experiences and presenting their explanations.
  • Inquiry Notebook
    Time-saving approach to promote hands-on learning in a K-5 classroom.


  • uEngineer
    Labs introduce real-world design challenges while incorporating the engineering design process.
  • Virtual Labs
    Virtual Labs incorporate the full engineering design process through building, testing using variables, and documenting results for solutioning in a virtual Lab Notebook (Grades 3-8).
  • Engineering Design Notebook
    Navigates students through in-depth research and investigations to solve real world problems (Grades 6-8).

Open-Ended Activities

  • Diagnostic Assessments
    Test for readiness before diving into science phenomena investigations using entry level and readiness assessments.
  • Formative Assessments
    Support teacher instruction throughout the science topics with scaffolded question probes, checkpoint or exit questions, lesson quizzes, and topic reviews.
  • Summative Assessments
    Evaluates students mastery of performance standards with topic tests, evidence-based assessments, benchmark assessments, and end of year assessments.
  • Performance-Based Assessments
    Provides a true application of as students depth of knowledge and skills using new scenarios and challenges within uDemonstrate Labs, uEngineer It! Labs, and Quests.

Elevate Teaching With Hands-On Science

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It's more than a textbook

Learn more about elevateScience K-8 program resources by requesting a sample, scheduling a presentation, or meeting with your Savvas Learning Company representative

Elevate Online

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Savvas Realize® provides access to all elevateScience® digital resources and downloadable, editable print materials to meet every educational standard.

It’s as simple as: Click. Teach. Learn.

  • Customize Lessons
  • Assign and Differentiate Learning Pathways
  • Optimize Learning with Videos, Virtual Labs, and Games
  • Make data-driven decisions with auto-graded assessments and reports

Additional Resources

  • STEM On-Demand
  • Activity Zone
  • Blogs and Podcasts

Virtual STEM Fair

Activate inspiration and connect students to STEM with fun activities, suggested readings and career professionals.

Choose from Several Activities
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Fun Science Resources

Discover a number of labs that let students explore and discover like scientists and engineers.

Science & Classroom Activities

Fresh ideas for Teaching

Experience helpful tips, lesson freebies, and teacher insights. Read about best classroom practices from Savvas Learning Authors. Listen to inspiring podcasts from career professionals, authors, and teachers

  • Experience helpful tips, lesson freebies, and teacher insights
  • Read about best classroom practices from Savvas Learning Authors
  • Listen to inspiring podcasts from career professionals, authors, and teachers
Hear from the Best

Learn From the Best

School Stories

In these inspirational stories, you'll learn about what schools and districts from across the country are doing to help students succeed and shape the future of education.

Get Inspired

Frequently Asked Questions about elevateScience®

  • What is elevateScience®?
    A phenomena-based science curriculum for Grades K-8 that immerses students in the inquiry process. This is science elevated for problem solving, critical thinking, and NGSS performance expectations.
  • What are the components of elevateScience®?
    elevateScience® builds science literacy through a combination of printed texts, eTexts, activity cards, lab kits, maker crates, and other materials. Some texts are also available in Spanish.
  • Does Savvas offer STEM resources for science educators and students?
    Savvas Learning Company features Virtual STEM Fairs several times a year to highlight STEM careers and STEM activities and lessons. All live sessions are recorded and then posted to the library of On-Demand presentations. Access all upcoming and previous Virtual STEM Fair presentations at savvas.com/virtualstemfair.
  • Does Savvas offer enhancements for STEM in the
    classroom or for afterschool programs?
    Yes! The elevateScience® program can provide leveled readers, STEM/engineering readers, engineering design notebooks, uEngineer It! Maker crates, STEM Invention Toolkits, and other materials.
  • What types of science material kits does Savvas provide?
    Savvas offers a variety of lab materials kits to support the doing of science. These include consumable and non-consumable material kits, refills for the consumables, labware kits, safety kits, uEngineer It! Maker Crates, and STEM Invention toolkits.
  • How can I download the elevateScience® materials that Savvas provides?
  • How can I sign up to receive an elevateScience® demo or sample?
    Please request digital demo access by completing the demo request form and your account manager will reach out to you promptly.
  • Where can I receive support for my digital access?
    Take a step-by-step tour through the links provided below: For any additional digital platform questions or issues, please reach out to technical support at 800-848-9500 or contact us.
  • Can I set up a virtual presentation of elevateScience®?
    We would love to share the amazing features of our elevateScience program with you! Please contact your account manager to schedule an in person or virtual presentation with one of our content specialists. If you are not sure who your account manager is, please fill out the form and provide the necessary information. Your account manager will reach out to you promptly.
  • Does Savvas offer elevateScience® virtual tours?
    Take an Interactive Tour of elevateScience®, request print or digital samples, and meet the elevateScience® authors. Learn more about elevateScience®.
  • What is Savvas Realize® and what does it offer?
    Savvas Realize is our award-winning K-12 digital platform which houses over 1,000 instructional programs. Learn More.
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