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Discovery Education K-8 Florida Science

Complete Science Program:
Digital + Print + Science Kits + Professional Learning

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Built NEW for Florida Science Classrooms

Excite students through hands-on and digital investigations that drive students to ask questions, make claims and analyze evidence to explain real-world phenomena.

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Custom Built Core Curriculum

Science Techbook – Florida is a complete core curriculum package with a robust digital curriculum, print student and teacher editions, hands-on materials kits and professional learning.

Pasco County Schools, FL

“Discovery Education provides a strong 5E curriculum and opportunities [for students] to apply their learning to real world problems. The instructional tools help students explore and elaborate, plus the combination of Studio and Techbook allows students to work independently and take ownership of their learning . . . DE is a wonderful curriculum that has pushed the boundaries of a textbook-driven educational system.”

Why Choose Discovery Education Science Techbook for Your Curriculum

100% Coverage of the FL NGSSS for Science

Built exclusively for Florida, the Discovery Education K-8 Florida Science Program delivers active science lessons designed for student and classroom success. This all-new program focuses on the Statewide Science Assessments, going beyond just simply “Florida aligned.” Standards are searchable by code and language at the Table of Contents level within the DE learning platform, simplifying lesson planning. Print Student Editions and Teacher Editions include standards in the concept openers as an additional reference point.

Engaging, Real-World Content Inspires Students

Exciting and engaging labs, interactives, videos, and activities connect students to the world outside the classroom, awaken their curiosity, and drive active investigations. Print Student Editions and new interactive resources support today’s Florida students and let them have fun while learning.

Everything You Need, Now and for the Future

Nurture your students’ curiosity for science and invigorate your love for teaching with award-winning content, engaging hands-on and virtual activities, and inspiring real-world scientific exploration.

 

Discovery Education Techbook for Florida

 

Grades K-5

Grades 6-8

100% FL NGSSS Coverage
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5E Instructional Model
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Content Types
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Virtual Labs
  • Simulations
  • Lessons Slide Show
  • Mystery Science Lessons
  • Claim-Evidence Reasoning
  • Literacy Cards (K-2)
  • Literacy Readers (3-5)
  • STEM Projects
  • STEM Careers
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Virtual Labs
  • Simulations
  • Core Interactive Text (CIT) with embedded multimedia
  • Videos and Animations
  • STEM Projects
  • STEM Careers
  • Claim-Evidence Reasoning
  • Modeling Activities
Editable Lessons
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Lesson Length

20 Minutes

45 Minutes

Complete Curriculum Solution

Print Student Editions

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Print Teacher Editions

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Exciting Digital Course with Updated UX

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Printable Digital Content

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Hands-on Activity Kits

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Professional Learning

  • In-Person Options
  • Remote Options
  • Asynchronous Course
Assessment

Assessment Types

  • Formative Assessments
  • Summative Assessments
  • Florida Statewide Science Assessment Practice Items
  • Performance-Based Assessments
  • STEM Projects

Data and Dashboards

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Differentiation and Accessibility

Literacy Support

  • Literacy Cards (K-2)
  • Literacy Readers (3-5)
  • Literacy Lessons (Read Togethers)
  • Reading Passages with embedded multimedia
  • Text-to-speech
  • Highlighting and notetaking features

Differentiation

  • Embedded Strategies for English Language Learners (ELL) and Approaching and Advanced Learners
  • Tools for addressing common student misconceptions
  • 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
  • Extension and Remediation content resources address diverse ability levels and interests

Digital Spanish Student Text

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Multiple Lexile Levels

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(Grades 3-5)

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Accessibility

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Planning Resources

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Educator Supports

On-Demand, Help Center, and Educator Community

Discovery Education Techbook for Florida

Grades K-5

  • 100% FL NGSSS Coverage: Checkmark
  • 5E Instructional Model: Checkmark
  • Content Types:
    • Hands-on Activities
    • Hands-on Labs
    • Virtual Labs
    • Simulations
    • Lessons Slide Show
    • Mystery Science Lessons
    • Claim-Evidence Reasoning
    • Literacy Cards (K-2)
    • Literacy Readers (3-5)
    • STEM Projects
    • STEM Careers
  • Editable Lessons: Checkmark
  • Lesson Length: 20 Minutes
  • Complete Curriculum Solution
    • Print Student Editions: Checkmark
    • Print Teacher Editions: Checkmark
    • Exciting Digital Course with Updated UX: Checkmark
    • Printable Digital Content: Checkmark
    • Hands-on Activity Kits: Checkmark
    • Professional Learning:
      • In Person Options
      • Remote Options
      • Asynchronous Courses
  • Assessment
    • Assessment Types:
      • Formative Assessments
      • Summative Assessments
      • Florida Statewide Science Assessment Practice Items
      • Performance-Based Assessments
      • STEM Projects
    • Data and Dashboards: Checkmark
  • Differentiation and Accessibility
    • Literacy Support:
      • Literacy Cards (K-2)
      • Literacy Readers (3-5)
      • Literacy Lessons (Read Togethers)
    • Differentiation:
      • Embedded Strategies for English Language Learners (ELL) and Approaching & Advanced Learners
      • Tools for addressing common student misconceptions
      • Immersive Reader offers 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
      • Extension and remediation content resources address diverse ability levels and interests
    • Digital Spanish Student Text: Checkmark
    • Multiple Lexile Levels: Checkmark (Grades 3-5)
    • Accessibility: Checkmark
    • Planning Resources: Checkmark
    • Educator Supports: On-Demand, Help Center, and Educator Community

Grades 6-8

  • 100% FL NGSSS Coverage: Checkmark
  • 5E Instructional Model: Checkmark
  • Content Types:
    • Hands-on Activities
    • Hands-on Labs
    • Virtual Labs
    • Simulations
    • Core Interactive Text (CIT) with embedded multimedia
    • Videos and Animations
    • STEM Projects
    • STEM Careers
    • Claim-Evidence Reasoning
    • Modeling Activities
  • Editable Lessons: Checkmark
  • Lesson Length: 45 Minutes
  • Complete Curriculum Solution
    • Print Student Editions: Checkmark
    • Print Teacher Editions: Checkmark
    • Exciting Digital Course with Updated UX: Checkmark
    • Printable Digital Content: Checkmark
    • Hands-on Activity Kits: Checkmark
    • Professional Learning:
      • In-Person Options
      • Remote Options
      • Asynchronous Courses
  • Assessment
    • Assessment Types:
      • Formative Assessments
      • Summative Assessments
      • Florida Statewide Science Assessment Practice Items
      • Performance-Based Assessments
      • STEM Projects
    • Data and Dashboards: Checkmark
  • Differentiation and Accessibility
    • Literacy Support:
      • Reading Passages with embedded multimedia
      • Text-to-speech
      • Highlighting and notetaking features
    • Differentiation:
      • Embedded Strategies for English Language Learners (ELL) and Approaching and Advanced Learners
      • Tools for addressing common student misconceptions
      • 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
      • Extension and Remediation content resources address diverse ability levels and interests
    • Digital Spanish Student Text: Checkmark
    • Multiple Lexile Levels: Checkmark
    • Accessibility: Checkmark
    • Planning Resources: Checkmark
    • Educator Supports: On-Demand, Help Center, and Educator Community

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Discovery Education Science Techbook for Florida cover 100% of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Science?

Yes! This program was built exclusively for the Florida NGSSS for science. Print Student Editions and Teacher Editions include standards in the concept openers as an additional reference point. In the accompanying print Teacher Editions, instructors will see standards at point-of-use within the lesson. Digitally, standards are at the Table of Contents level, on lesson cards, and within teacher planning and support resources. From the TOC, you can search by standard code or language.

How does Discovery Education Science Techbook for Florida prepare students for the Statewide Science Assessments?

The Discovery Education Science curriculum includes multiple resources to support student achievement on the Statewide Science Assessments. The K-8 curriculum meets the depth of the benchmarks with developmental progression through delivery of content – look for teacher delivery, stations, small groups, whole group, and individual student lessons.

All grades include SSA practice items. Formative assessments are embedded throughout the lessons in the form of hands-on labs and activities, virtual labs and simulations, discussions, summaries, and Checks for Understanding. Concept Summative Assessments in grades 3-8 provide additional practice opportunities for students.

Is Discovery Education Science Techbook for Florida available in Spanish?

Yes, when accessing Florida Science Techbook online, students use a toggle to switch content from English to Spanish.

Is Discovery Education Science Techbook for Florida available in multiple Lexile levels?

Yes, when accessing Florida Science Techbook online for Grades 3-8, students use a toggle to switch content between Reading level A and B. Reading level B is approximately 200 Lexile points lower.

Does Discovery Education Science Techbook for Florida have print student and teacher textbooks?

Yes! The consumable Student Editions are available in print for Grades K-8. Print Teacher Editions are also available for grades K-8. Additionally, digital content is printable.

Does Discovery Education Science Techbook for Florida have hands-on materials kits?

Yes! Hands-on kits are available for all grades.

What resources does Discovery Education Science Techbook for Florida have for English Language Learners?

Embedded Strategies for English Language Learners (ELL) are available at point-of-use within the Teacher Guide. The Student Techbook is available in Spanish via a Toggle. 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. The Immersive Reader authentically translates the text into over 100 languages.

Is Discovery Education Science Techbook for Florida research based?

Yes! The Discovery Education Florida Science curriculum is a research-backed, standards-aligned, blended science curriculum custom built for Florida for the new science adoption in 2024. 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.

How does Discovery Education incorporate phenomena?

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 revisit the phenomenon throughout the hands-on activities in Explore and complete Phenomenon Check-ins in Explain.

What literacy supports does Discovery Education Science Techbook for Florida have for K-5 students?

Literacy Cards enhance lessons for students in grades K-2. Literacy Readers further support students in grades 3-5. K-5 Literacy lessons, with activities such as Read Togethers, are delivered via slideshow. The Student Text lessons in grade 6-8 include embedded multimedia to keep students focused as they read and improve learning outcomes. 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.

How does Discovery Education support onboarding and training?

Professional Learning supports educators from implementation and throughout the life of the adoption. Look for training that is effective, relevant and easy to customize just the way you need it! Professional Learning has flexible implementation including:

  • In-person
  • Asynchronous
  • On-demand

Does Discovery Education Science Techbook for Florida include Mystery Science?

Yes! Grades K-5 include Mystery Science phenomena to introduce select concepts. Engage lessons employ a variety of instructional methods, including Hands-on, video, data sets, images, to awaken students’ curiosity about science phenomena.

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