Science Techbook helps teachers transform their instruction with a simple-to-use, highly interactive program that integrates multimedia resources including video, audio, text, and interactives. Hands-on activities, virtual labs, and technology-enhanced formative assessment provide a rich and engaging learning experience for students. Science Techbook works on any device and can be implemented in a variety of instructional settings.
"It has been exciting to watch our teachers and students use Science Techbook™ in their classrooms…the change that is taking place not only brings a powerful digital resource into the classroom, but embraces a method of teaching that allows our teachers to become facilitators of knowledge."
Coordinator, K-12 Science & Environmental Education
Collier County Public Schools, FL
We develop deep-rooted partnerships with districts in order to build a foundation of student success and proof of impact.
Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina, implemented the Discovery Education Science Techbook across grades K-5, specifically to increase students’ and teachers’ proficiency in the use of technology and increase the use of inquiry-based STEM instruction. After one year of implementation in Rock Hill Schools, fourth grade students whose teachers used Discovery Education Science Techbook scored higher on average on the 2013 Science PASS than students whose teachers did not use Science Techbook. Read the full research study.
In Collier County Public Schools in Florida, the use of Science Techbook was a proven factor in increased FCAT scores. Read more here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Discovery Education sets the bar very high. I have been teaching a hands-on, activity based science curriculum for nineteen years. The Discovery Education Science Techbook has combined concept, content, interactivity and digital. In my opinion, it is the best curriculum package available. I consider it is the missing link. Combine all that with fantastic professional development and customer service and Discovery Education is the whole package."
Lead Middle School Science Teacher
School Town of Munster, IN
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