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The California Science Techbook Experience

Welcome to the Discovery Education California Science Techbook Experience. We are delighted that you are reviewing our world-class core curricular suite including print and digital editions available in English and Spanish, hands-on-kits, collaboration and creation tools, award-winning digital resources, and on-demand professional learning.

Science Techbook Experience Program Components

Science Techbook

Science Experience combines the award-winning digital Science Techbook and Discovery Education Experience learning platform to meet the flexible needs of both students and teachers and make every classroom minute matter.

Includes:

  • Virtual labs and lessons and robust STEM challenges to motivate students and support teachers
  • English version with two Lexile levels
  • Authentic Spanish version
  • Embedded tools for note taking, highlighting, and text-to-speech in multiple languages
  • Availability on any device

Teacher and Student Print Editions

Combined digital and print teacher guides offer lesson overviews, standards connections, and differentiation activities to inform instructional planning and guide three-dimensional learning. Teacher editions also provide flexible pacing options, embedded teacher notes, and Pathways for Learning to address diverse learners at various levels. Print student editions and interactive worktexts are included for every grade level and integrate seamlessly with the digital and hands-on assets of this comprehensive program.

Hands-On Kits

Stimulating Hands-On Kits bring science to life! Students are immersed in science and engineering practices throughout the lesson, while teachers save time with instructional videos and pre-packaged supplies, making it easy to promote an active learning environment.

Discovery Education Experience

Discovery Education Experience is packed with a wide variety of teacher tools and classroom resources, including those from partners like MythBusters, NBA, Lockheed Martin, Shark Week, MLB, and Street Science. This flexible K-12 learning platform offers vetted instructional materials and high-quality content, curated by Discovery Education curriculum experts and differentiated by grade level. Choose from an extensive collection of content types—videos, images, audio, text—that mirror the unique interests of students and help them make relevant, lasting connections between science, the classroom, and their everyday lives.

Elementary School

TK-5 Reviewer Guide

Comprehensive reviewer guide, program walkthrough, pedagogy and differentiators.

Courses

List of Unit and Concepts by grade level.

Toolkit: Kindergarten

Foundations, ways to monitor student progress, teacher support, and student work program responses.

Toolkit: Grade 1

Foundations, ways to monitor student progress, teacher support, and student work program responses.

Toolkit: Grade 2

Foundations, ways to monitor student progress, teacher support, and student work program responses.

Toolkit: Grade 3

Foundations, ways to monitor student progress, teacher support, and student work program responses.

Toolkit: Grade 4

Foundations, ways to monitor student progress, teacher support, and student work program responses.

Toolkit: Grade 5

Foundations, ways to monitor student progress, teacher support, and student work program responses.

Unit Outlines

Unit Storylines including Unit Outline, Concepts, Anchor Phenomena, Investigative Phenomena and Assessment.

Literacy Cards

Literacy Connections and integration between Science Techbook and CA Literacy Programs.

Hands-On Kits

Grade Level Materials list for Hands-On Kits.

Middle School

Grades 6-8 Reviewer Guide

Comprehensive reviewer guide, program walkthrough, pedagogy and differentiators.

Courses

List of Unit and Concepts by grade level.

Toolkits

Foundations, ways to monitor student progress, teacher support, and student work program responses.

Unit Outlines

Unit Storylines including Unit Outline, Concepts, Anchor Phenomena, Investigative Phenomena and Assessment.

Literacy Cards

Literacy Connections and integration between Science Techbook and CA Literacy Programs.

Hands-On Kits

Grade Level Materials list for Hands-On Kits.

High School

High School Quick Start Guide

Science Techbook navigation guide.

Courses

List of Unit and Concepts by course and grade level.

Toolkit: Physics

Foundations, monitoring student progress, teacher support, and student work program responses.

Toolkit: Chemistry

Foundations, monitoring student progress, teacher support, and student work program responses.

Toolkit: Biology

Foundations, monitoring student progress, teacher support, and student work program responses.

Physics Labs

Catalogue of all Hands-On Labs

Chemistry Labs

Catalogue of all Hands-On Labs

Biology Labs

Catalogue of all Hands-On Labs