Britannica LaunchPacks leverages high-quality, diverse digital content sets to build science knowledge and understanding, enabling educators to make strong cross-curricular connections that help students engage in meaningful learning.
Find content sets in four grade band levels, adjust the reading level difficulty for every article, or have text read aloud. Modify text size, translate into over 80 languages, and click on any word to hear its pronunciation and read its definition.
Annotation tools, curriculum-focused images and videos, and expertly-curated science content allow teachers to facilitate close reading, build critical-thinking skills, and enhance student literacy skills, while teaching core science concepts.
Each of the 1,700 Packs available has been carefully curated by Britannica editors and educators to match the Pre-K-12 science curriculum. Each Pack includes a variety of multimedia resources
Build connections between science disciplines through one tool that allows searching across all science concepts.
If you want to jump-start learning then Britannica’s LaunchPacks are staunch and resourceful digital allies with active engagement tools to boost the learning experience.
LaunchPacks pricing is based on a per student cost. Buyers may receive discounts for purchasing a Britannica Digital Learning product for more than one school and/or by purchasing more than one product, for example, both LaunchPacks Social Studies and LaunchPacks Science.
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For a sneak peak into LaunchPacks, and to browse the breadth of topic areas and content types available, we invite you straight into the product site: LaunchPacks Science.
Don’t worry! We offer free training for all. Britannica’s Professional Trainers offer expert recommendations and guidance. Participants are invited to our 30-minute online training sessions, scheduled throughout the school year. Discover how to easily integrate LaunchPacks Science into the classroom for inquiry-based teaching and learning. Certificates of attendance are available.
Britannica LaunchPacks Science are designed to help teachers systematically meet learning objectives specified in PreK-12 Science content standards. LaunchPacks offer targeted coverage of topics that directly relate to the different strands of PreK-12 science: physical science, life science, earth and space sciences, and STEM. Each Pack contains a variety of resources that have been thoughtfully selected by Britannica editors to meet the curriculum needs of students at all grade levels. These resources include articles, photographs, videos, interactives, diagrams and illustrations, and more.
The topics for LaunchPacks were determined through several rounds of careful review of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core English Language Arts Literacy frameworks and various state science frameworks. Britannica editors methodically analyzed individual standards for relevant topics, including important structures, processes, relationships, and figures. Teachers may feel confident that LaunchPacks directly support their work in science classrooms and can serve as a key tool in helping their students master required instructional goals.
Teachers can schedule reminders in their personal calendar. They can build their own calendar and schedule “My LaunchPacks” reminders for future dates. Stay on top of upcoming events with Britannica “Recommended Packs.” Customize any pack by adding notes, documents, or instructions.
The beauty of LaunchPacks is that it has been built around the K‒12 curriculum, so teachers do not need to spend time reinventing the wheel. Instead, they can customize core content with their own articles, links, activities, or by removing Pack content. Plus, to keep up with an ever-changing world, resources in LaunchPacks are continuously updated to ensure the content is fresh, current, and relevant. Britannica’s editors encourage user requests for other Pack titles and content to add to the comprehensive set of content Packs and the assets within them.
Teachers may choose to present a Pack as is, or they may choose to customize a particular Pack to make it align more closely to their specific students’ needs. Teachers may add or remove content pieces, insert notes, edit reading levels, or insert questions to guide students’ work and thinking, or they can upload additional documents or Web sites to make a Pack their own.
Yes! This is one of the many benefits of LaunchPacks. Teachers can differentiate Packs through a variety of ways. The Packs themselves are available at different levels, so if a teacher wants to provide more content types to accelerated students and more focus to other groups of students, they are able to do that by discretely modifying the reading level of articles within a Pack, without any changes to the actual article interface.
Our resource center is chock full of help, with very specialized resources dedicated just to LaunchPacks Science.