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Science Techbook™

Approved for Use in South Carolina Classrooms

This all-in-one digital science textbook is 100% aligned to the South Carolina Standards for Science. Designed to build world class knowledge in the South Carolina Graduate, Science Techbook has been approved for statewide use as a core instructional resource for Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Inspiring the Scientist in Every Student

Powerful, Yet Easy To Use

Science Techbook uses an inquiry-based format built on the 5E model. Through hands-on labs, digital explorations, an interactive glossary and reading tools, and data analysis activities, students learn to read, write, and think like a scientist.

Science Techbook can be used on any device, with any technology configuration, and in any instructional setting, including a one-to-one or one-to-many classroom set-up. Access for teachers and students is available anytime, anywhere, 24/7.

Science Techbook is a comprehensive K12 digital resource that:
  • Saves teachers time with an intuitive design that includes model lessons, student activities, and assessments in one place
  • Engages students through a blend of hands-on labs and multi-modal digital content that is current and relevant
  • Supports differentiation with interactive features that combine text and media for students of different abilities, learning styles, and languages
  • Makes STEM connections throughout to build context and drive understanding of science concepts, providing students with opportunities to produce creative solutions to real world problems and make career connections
  • Includes professional development to help teachers transition to digital
  • Lowers district costs and is regularly updated at no additional charge

Build World Class Skills Through the Integration of Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication

Maximize your time to plan, prepare, and deliver high-quality instruction Teachers can access model lessons, videos, interactive tools and activities, hands-on labs, a scientific glossary, and formative and summative assessments, all in one place.

Engage Your Students With Current and Relevant Multimedia Content

Real world content is integrated across all concepts to bring science alive for students, a combination of videos, photographs, audio recordings, and more. Science Techbook also includes Global Wrap, a weekly current events service where students experience the application and relevance of science in their daily lives.

Strengthen Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Analytical Skills for All Students

Discovery Education's application of the 5E instructional model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate) is what makes Science Techbook unique.  Using an inquiry-based format along with the interactive investigations, Science Techbook balances critical thinking and problem solving with disciplinary literacy and analytical writing, skills that students need as they progress through their science courses, general education and beyond.

Differentiate Instruction for 21st Century Learners

The Core Interactive Text feature blends text with multimedia resources to appeal to students of different learning styles and abilities. Students can have the text read aloud, highlight text, or add sticky notes. Text can also be modified for different reading levels, viewed in Spanish, or printed as necessary.

Put Students in Control of Their Own Learning

Our most popular student-centric feature, Board Builder, promotes independent learning by challenging students to be content producers.  With Board Builder, students create virtual posters using multimedia and text to synthesize their thinking and provide evidence of their understanding of a concept or problem. Boards can be shared with the teacher, classmates, parents, and even with classrooms across the country.

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Contact Your Team

Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to arrange an in-depth walkthrough of Science Techbook for you and your colleagues.

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Rob Warren
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Science Techbook on a Variety of Devices

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Proven Impact on Test Scores

We develop deep-rooted partnerships with districts in order to build a foundation of student success and proof of impact.

Three Years of Success with Rock Hill Schools and Discovery Education Science Techbook

Rock Hill Schools is an urban school district in South Carolina with over 17,000 students. Students impacted by poverty account for 58 percent of the population, which reflects a 20-point increase in the past 10 years. Rock Hill began its digital journey with a strong vision and community support. The district started with devices and quickly realized it needed quality content. Rock Hill selected Science Techbook in 2012–2013 and expanded its usage while adding Social Studies Techbook in 2013–2014. The district ensured that teachers had access to comprehensive professional development.

The chart below shows improved scores in 2015 across all three grade levels. For the full story, visit

More Techbook Students Met or Exceeded Standard

Students Impacted by Poverty

2015 Science Techbook Results

Students Receiving Special Education Services

2015 Science Techbook Results

Female Students

2015 Science Techbook Results
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What People Are Saying

"Discovery Education's Techbook series has the power to advance achievement when used by talented educators who are deeply committed to student success and passionate about transforming the learning experience with digital media."

Dr. Harriet Jaworowski
Associate Superintendent for Instruction and Accountability
Rock Hill Schools, SC

Meet the Science Team

Matthew Cwalina, Senior Director Digital Instruction Development

Matthew has over 17 years educational experience, serving as a middle school teacher, high school teacher, K-12 lead teacher, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. He was also a member of the Critical Stakeholder Review Team for the Next Generation Science Standards.

Amy Gensemer, Director of Science Instruction

Amy has 16 years of educational experience in Science, Technology, and Engineering as a high school classroom teacher, department chair, district curriculum specialist and most recently supervisor for Science, Technology, and Engineering for the largest school system in Maryland. Prior to her supervisor position, she designed and delivered Professional development at that national level and has authored national STEM curriculum products.

Nikki Snyder, Content Specialist, K-12 Science Instruction

Nikki has over 12 years of experience in science education as a middle school and high school science classroom teacher, district curriculum writer, and professional development trainer in the largest school system in Maryland. In addition, she worked at the American Association for the Advancement of Science on their after-school standards-based science program, Kinetic City: Mission to Vearth. She holds a master’s degree in Chemical and Life Sciences.

David Marsland, Content Specialist, K-12 Science

David has 38 years of experience in science education as a 6-12 classroom teacher, department chair, district science advisor, curriculum specialist, and teacher trainer. He taught both students and teachers in the United Kingdom and Africa before becoming a Curriculum Developer and later a Director of Science Teacher Professional Development at the Smithsonian Institution.