Florida students deepen scientific inquiry with engaging, ready-to-teach lessons and embedded accessibility tools. Time-optimizing resources provide Florida teachers with more time to focus on teaching!
Discovery Education’s Science Techbook for Florida is a comprehensive core curriculum designed for Florida teachers and students with 100% alignment to the Florida State Standards for Science (formerly NGSSS).
Science Techbook for Florida is a hands-on and immersive active learning program. Watch students transform into junior scientists and engineers through engaging real-world lessons.
Make the most of your time! Science Techbook for Florida includes intuitive digital tools that personalize the student experience and instructor resources that streamline processes.
In grades K-2, use Story Cards to create a foundation for upcoming concepts. Story Card units contain reading passages and activity cards with step-by-step instructor notes.
Hands-on-Science kits are ready-to-teach and directly support the labs and activities embedded in every Unit of Science Techbook for Florida. Kits are organized and identifiable by Unit and Concept for easy implementation.
Find engaging lessons that follow the 5E model with point-of-use teacher support, hands-on activities, interactives, auto-graded assessments, student gradebook and assessment data, differentiation tools and more.
The spiralbound Teacher Edition includes point-of-use support such as FL State Standards for Science connections, differentiation, English Learner and teaching strategies, common misconceptions, lesson objectives, materials lists, sample answers and more with QR codes that connect directly to the digital course.
The consumable write-in Student Edition includes reading passages, activities, formative assessments and more with QR codes that connect directly to the digital course.
Goal: Cultivate a high-quality digital teaching and learning ecosystem from which educators can design engaging instruction aligned to learning goals that will improve student engagement, motivation, agency, and success.
Yes! This program was built exclusively for the Florida State Academic Standards for Science. In the accompanying print Teacher Editions, instructors will see standards at point-of-use within the lesson. Print Student Editions and Teacher Editions include standards in the concept openers as an additional reference point.
Digitally, standards are included in the Table of Contents, lesson pages, and within teacher planning and support resources. From the TOC, you can search by standard code or language.
Within the course, students engage with Nature of Science benchmarks.
Yes! Consumable write-in Student Editions and spiralbound Teacher Editions are available. Additionally, digital content is printable.
Embedded strategies for English Language Learners are available at point-of-use within the print and digital Teacher materials. Language supports/scaffolds are provided at varying ELL proficiency levels.
Students and instructors can also take advantage of the Immersive Reader located within the Slide Show lessons and within the interactive glossaries. Immersive Reader provides personalized access to the curriculum with features such as read aloud, line focus, translation, and grammar markings, as well as the ability to adjust the size, style and color of the font. Immersive Reader also authentically translates the text into over 100 languages.
Yes! The curriculum is a research-backed, FSAS for Science-aligned, blended science curriculum custom built for Florida for the new 2024 science adoption.
The pedagogy of the program is grounded in the 5E instructional model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate). DE’s 5E-based science curriculum provides rigorous, hands-on and digital activities that connect students to the real world around them.
Professional Learning supports educators from implementation and throughout the life of the adoption. Expect training that is effective, relevant, and easy to customize just the way you need it! Our Professional Learning services are developed by classroom teachers, and we prioritize content that is relevant to teachers’ current classroom needs. Topics include planning lessons, implementation instructional strategies, collecting data on student learning, and engaging students with high-quality materials. To meet the needs of instructors, we offer one-on-one and small-group options, both in-person and remotely.
Students are introduced to a real-world science phenomenon in the Engage portion of the 5E instructional model. This relevant phenomena-based activity excites students as they get ready to explore the science concept under study.
Students gather evidence to make sense of the phenomenon through hands-on activities, interactives, videos, and grade-level appropriate scientific texts. There are multiple opportunities that support students’ meaningful sensemaking through reading, writing, thinking, and acting as scientists and engineers. Students revisit the phenomenon while completing Phenomenon Check-ins throughout the program, giving them opportunities to develop understanding of the science concepts.
Yes! Science Techbook for Florida was designed to meet the needs of Florida students and teachers. With nearly 10% of Florida student populations comprised of English Learners, Science Techbook for Florida provides a complete science curriculum in both English and Spanish. English Learners also have access to embedded listening, reading, writing, and speaking supports to help them meet grade-level science content expectations. EL students will benefit from features like Immersive Reader, Interactive Glossary, authentically translated lessons, summative and formative assessments in English and Spanish and more. Teachers can access point-of-use instructional strategies aligned to meet the needs of all their learners and use student data to inform and differentiate instruction.