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Actively Learn Science

Grades 3-12

Actively Learn Science interactives, simulations, high-interest articles, and videos cover a wide range of core topics in 3-12 integrated science, chemistry, biology, earth science, and physics.

I love Actively Learn. It combines current events with science content to provide a more authentic curriculum [platform]...that brings textbooks to the 21st century in an engaging way.

Drive Deeper Learning in Science with Actively Learn Science

Actively Learn Science promotes deeper engagement, deeper learning, and a deeper understanding of science for students. Thousands of articles, explainers, videos, PhET simulations, and Tuva interactive data sets combine with embedded media and technology-enhanced tools to bring science to life.

Drive Deeper Learning in Science with Actively Learn Science

Actively Learn Science promotes deeper engagement, deeper learning, and a deeper understanding of science for students. Thousands of articles, explainers, videos, PhET simulations, and Tuva interactive data sets combine with embedded media and technology-enhanced tools to bring science to life.

Provides Rich Science Content and Features

Actively Learn Science helps students embrace science learning by providing them with a diverse mix of timely, compelling, relevant content that addresses a wide range of core topics in 3-12 integrated science, chemistry, biology, and physics. Key features of Actively Learn Science include: 

  • Lessons and assessments that support teaching within the C3 Framework  
  • Alignment to NGSS and state science standards  
  • Approximately 1500 textbook sections on science topics  
  • 700 news and high-interest articles and over 120 videos  
  • 100+ inquiry-driven skill practice, simulation, and data analysis assignments
A screen shot of Actively Learn’s library of resources, showing a variety of assignments and filtering tools
A screen shot of Actively Learn showing instructor customization tools to add interactivity to assigned reading

Supports and Empowers Science Teachers

While Actively Learn Science is known for being a student-friendly science learning website and learning solution, it’s also a powerful instructional tool that gives teachers the ability to accomplish more without doing more. Here are some examples of what teachers can do with Actively Learn Science:

  • Import online science articles, videos, PDFs, Google Docs/Slides, and more
  • Customize existing instruction to meet student needs
  • Edit existing instruction, add margin notes, media, and images  
  • Add and edit questions, change question types, reorder questions
  • Customize articles, videos, simulations or explainers

Supports and Empowers Science Teachers

While Actively Learn Science is known for being a student-friendly science learning website and learning solution, it’s also a powerful instructional tool that gives teachers the ability to accomplish more without doing more. Here are some examples of what teachers can do with Actively Learn Science:

  • Import online science articles, videos, PDFs, Google Docs/Slides, and more
  • Customize existing instruction to meet student needs
  • Edit existing instruction, add margin notes, media, and images  
  • Add and edit questions, change question types, reorder questions
  • Customize articles, videos, simulations or explainers
A screen shot of Actively Learn showing instructor customization tools to add interactivity to assigned reading

Gives Students Greater Agency

Student agency is a hot topic in education today. Actively Learn Science promotes student agency by providing a broad range of content, so that students have more choices in terms of what they learn. It also gives them greater control of their own learning. With Actively Learn Science, they can… 

  • Highlight words for a dictionary to provide vocabulary support
  • Add and respond to annotations in the margin
  • Communicate with teachers and students about assignments in real time
  • Use the text-to-speech feature for audio support with small sections of text
A screen shot of Actively Learn showing interactive resources in assigned reading
A screen shot of an instructor’s “Student Preview” of an assignment that includes polls in the unit reading.

Offers an Interactive Learning Experience

This digital learning platform engages students with interesting content, but it also provides a uniquely immersive experience where they can take a deeper dive into specific topics. Some of the interactive features are: 

  • Embedded polls 
  • Embedded questions 
  • Embedded videos 
  • Embedded discussion prompts 
  • Embedded student supports 
  • Embedded assessments

Offers an Interactive Learning Experience

When we say Actively Learn Science drives deeper learning, that’s exactly what we mean. This digital learning platform engages students with interesting content, but it also provides a uniquely immersive experience where they can take a deeper dive into specific topics. Some of the interactive features are: 

  • Embedded polls 
  • Embedded questions 
  • Embedded videos 
  • Embedded discussion prompts 
  • Embedded student supports 
  • Embedded assessments
A screen shot of an instructor’s “Student Preview” of an assignment that includes polls in the unit reading.