Tennessee elevateScience

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

  • Experience hands-on, open inquiry opportunities
  • Improve science literacy by investigating real world problems
  • Conduct virtual investigations
  • Take advantage of a flexible, accessible, and easily implemented science program

Tennessee elevateScience Core Science Program with Digital Integration

Create a science curriculum for Tennessee students that encourages active learning through storylines, lab activities, and science quests.


Dimensional Experience

Students master science engineering, 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.

Tennessee elevateScience Core Science Program with Digital Integration

  • Customized for Tennessee
  • Investigation Resources
  • Engineering Resources
  • Demonstrate

Customized for Tennessee

  • Tennessee Student Edition
    Includes Tennessee Academic Standards for Science designed lessons and activities, 5E learning model focuses on the “doing” of science and integrates real-world, Tennessee connected phenomena.
  • Tennessee Engineering & Design Notebook
    PLUS Tennessee Test Prep Workbook in ONE! Provides activities for students to explore science and engineering practices. Assess students mastery of the Tennessee standards, while practicing TCAP format. Includes two full-length TCAP practice tests and four problem-based activities.
  • Tennessee Teacher’s Edition
    Contains Tennessee standards-based instruction and 5E lesson plans.
  • Tennessee Teacher’s Lab Resource
    Lab worksheets to make classroom copies.

Investigation Resources

  • Science Quests
    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.

Engineering Resources

  • Engineer 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 student readiness before they dive 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
    Provide a true application of a student’s depth of knowledge and skills using new scenarios and challenges within uDemonstrate Labs, uEngineer It! Labs, and Quests.

Tennessee elevateScience Core Science Program with Digital Integration

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It's more than a textbook

See what elevateScience can offer your classroom.

Engaging content and time-saving classroom management tools come together in the teacher-friendly Savvas Realize LMS, included with your program.

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Savvas Realize® brings our award-winning content to life in an exciting digital experience that students love. For teachers and admins, it includes valuable classroom-management tools like auto-rostering, single-sign-on, and available integrations with many top K-12 LMSs.

Preview your week ahead, adjust your daily lesson plans, review student and class progress, build and share lessons with your own content, or easily search for differentiated resources to inspire more “lightbulb” moments for your students. Realize’s single-sign-on platform makes it all easy and manageable.

Make logging into your Realize dashboard an essential daily activity–just like checking your school email and Google Classroom accounts–to get a clear, organized path to your learning goals.

Additional Resources for Tennessee elevateScience

  • Virtual STEM Fair
  • Activity Zone
  • Blogs and Podcasts

STEM On Demand

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

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


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.

Learn From the Best

Frequently Asked Questions about Tennessee elevateScience

  • What is Tennessee 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 Tennessee elevateScience?
    Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 sign up to receive an Tennessee 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 Tennessee elevateScience?
    We would love to share the amazing features of our Tennessee 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 Tennessee elevateScience virtual tours?
    Take an Interactive Tour of Tennessee elevateScience®, request print or digital samples, and meet the Tennessee elevateScience® authors. Learn more about Tennessee 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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