Resource Spotlight

PowerKnowledge Science Suite

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About PowerKnowledge Science Suite

Life, Physical, and Earth & Space Sciences

The PK Science Suite helps students gather, describe, and use information to understand the natural and designed world. Comprised of curriculum-correlated content, PK Science promotes STEM education, Next Generation Science, digital literacy, and 21st-century learning skills while offering research, report, and homework help.
PowerKnowledge Science Suite - User Intro

FAQ

What is the target age group for this resource?

PK Science Suite is an online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. However, it can be used at many other levels for struggling readers, ELL's and students who need a challenge.

Why is it called a science suite?

It is called a suite because you have access to three databases in one. They are Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth & Space Science. Toggling between all 3 is super easy.

What are some of the best features?

  • Lesson plans, assessments, and enrichment activities
  • Correlations to Next Generation Science Standards and national and state standards
  • Instant translation into over 100 languages
  • Text-to-speech and enhanced text visibility ensures all learners read and succeed
  • Biographies, experiments, and science fair projects
  • Video, audio, live feeds, and interactive games bring science to life

How do I access it?

You can access the PK Science Suite by going to your LibGuide under the Free SLS Resources tab. Feel free to put a link to the database on your library website.


Contact Amanda Karian for login credentials.

Are the interactive games educational?

All games are correlated to state and national science standards for grades 3 to 6. Get the correlations here. Download a gaming lesson plan.

Are there resources for educators?

PK Science Suite offers an extensive array of resources to help librarians and educators most effectively use this online resource. From curriculum correlations and promotional materials, to lesson plans and printable research logs for your students, you will find all the tools you need to support both your colleagues and your student users. Click any link on the left navigation of the Resources for Teachers/Librarians page to explore the many resources available to librarians and educators.

Technology details

Single Sign-on (SSO) with Google

This feature is newly available. Use it for a seamless student login experience. Contact Amanda Karian for more information.

Questions?

If you have any questions about PK Science Suite, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a wonderful week!

Questar III School Library System

Kerrie Burch, Director of School Library System, Model Schools, and Arts

Amanda Karian, School Library System Specialist