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Discovery Education
Science Techbook™

Approved for use in Oregon Elementary,
Middle School, and High School Classrooms

This all-in-one digital science resource has been rated exemplary (press release). and approved by the Oregon Board of Education for statewide use as a core instructional resource. Science Techbook is 100 percent aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, as adopted in Oregon.


Inspiring the Scientist in Every Student

Powerful, Yet Easy To Navigate

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

Reviewing Science This Year? Access the Science Techbook Evaluator Edition

Please complete the form below to request access to the Discovery Education Science Techbook evaluator edition. Upon completion, you will be sent a login that will allow you to review the content and functionality of Science Techbook.

Oregon Events

    Explore Science Techbook and meet our team at one of the following events:

  • Academy — NGSS for Science Leaders
  • COSA Annual Principals and Teacher Leaders Conference
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Getting Started Resources

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.

Danna Hollander

Jolie Vigen

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.

Science Techbook Users Outperform Peers at Rock Hill Schools

With over 17,000 students and 27 schools, South Carolina's Rock Hill Schools is the largest of four school districts in York County, SC. Results from a recent study conducted by the district showed fourth- and seventh-grade students using Science Techbook outperformed their peers. Read more here.

In Collier County Public Schools in Florida, the use of Science Techbook was a proven factor in increased FCAT scores. Read more here.

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What People Are Saying

"We needed resources that were vetted, easy to use, and comprehensive. Science Techbook fit the bill. After two years, we have seen significant increases in science scores. Students using Science Techbook saw up to 11% gains in the Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)."

Barb Reinert
Prek-12 Curriculum Science Specialist
Scottsdale Unified School District, AZ

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.