Science Techbook for Florida for Elementary Classrooms

Discover How Easy It Is to Love Science

Discover an Exciting Elementary Curriculum

Let’s get started with your review of grades K-5 and see how easy it is to guide your students into becoming junior scientists and engineers!

Built for Florida

Discovery Education’s Science Techbook for Florida is a comprehensive core curriculum designed for Florida teachers and students.

100% FSAS Alignment

Science Techbook for Florida strategically and systematically integrates the Florida State Academic Standards for Science - including the Nature of Science benchmarks

Florida Statewide Science Assessment Prep

Summative assessments are written to test item specifications for the Florida Statewide Science Assessment.

Engaging Hands-on Activities

Easily excite students with engaging hands-on activities and interactives that fit into a twenty-minute lesson.

20-Minute Lessons

Elementary lessons are ready-to-teach in slideshow format with point-of-use instructor support.

Authentic Spanish Content

Science Techbook for Florida provides a complete science curriculum in English and Spanish.

Florida-Specific Content

Science phenomena and activities often feature Florida locations so students can truly see themselves in the program.

Student-Centered Learning

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.

fl phenomena driven instruction

Phenomena-Driven Instruction

Students are motivated to understand the science content because it’s exciting and relevant.

fl lesson cards

Real-World Learning Experiences

Students build conceptual understanding through hands-on activities and interactives in every Concept.

fl differentiated te prompt

Differentiated, Targeted Instruction

Embedded strategies for differentiated instruction support accessible science instruction.

Read, Write, and Speak Like a Scientist

Students complete Read Together activities and Turn and Talk discourse prompts, giving them ongoing opportunities to practice their reading and communication skills, as well as their accuracy in using scientific terms. Just like real scientists!

Optimize Your Time

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.

FAQ Section

Literacy Cards enhance lessons for students in grades K-2. K-5 Literacy lessons, with activities such as Read Togethers, are delivered via a slideshow and include strategies for whole and small-group instruction.

Students and instructors can also take advantage of the Immersive Reader located within the Slide Show lessons and 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.

Science Techbook for Florida authentically engages students through the Nature of Science, across each unit, to better prepare students for success on these benchmarks. By using creativity in their methods, processing, and questioning, students think and act like a scientist and discover that scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity. Science Techbook for Florida is designed to support students’ understanding that the processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, the construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation.

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, and images to awaken students’ curiosity about science phenomena.

In Grades 3-5, you will find Concept Summative Assessments within the Evaluate lessons. The question types in these assessments are written to test item specifications.

Many assessments are auto-graded, and instructors can view individual student and class performance in the Concept Assessment Results section. Students, teachers, and parents can access real-time data on student progress via the dashboard.

At the close of each Explore lesson, students complete a formative assessment called, “What Did You Figure Out?” Available in print and digital modalities, these assessments provide a quick opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding. Phenomenon Check-Ins, found at the end of every hands-on-activity, serve as another formative check for understanding that allows students to reflect on their sensemaking. As students generate and analyze data, these artifacts allow teachers to monitor student progress.

Many of the formative assessments are auto-graded with built-in scaffolded supports for instant feedback. For more info on assessments, click here.

Take the Next Step

  • Built for Florida Classrooms

  • Learning is Student Centered

  • Simultaneous Literacy & Science Development

  • More Time-Optimizing Resources