IQWST materials align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), are established in principles of project-based scientific inquiry, focus on explaining phenomena by engaging in scientific practices blended with disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts. IQWST also infuses research-based practices to promote students’ science and science literacy learning. The program for grades 6-8 includes physical science, earth science, life science, and chemistry instruction to build upon students’ prior knowledge and experiences in the real world, and to build understanding from unit to unit both within and across the middle school years. Students learn complex scientific ideas by engaging in the NGSS scientific practices, which include construction and using models, constructing scientific explanations, engaging in argumentation with evidence, analyzing and interpreting data gathered either from students' own investigations or captured within complex data sets, and presenting and evaluating ideas.Students: How to Get to Platform1. Links to assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Click on the appropriate title of the assignment on Google Classroom, and it will take you to the IQWST platform.2. Class work and homework assignments will be posted on a class by class basis.