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!
Discovery Education’s Science Techbook for Florida is a comprehensive core curriculum designed for Florida teachers and students.
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.
Students complete Read Together activities in whole-class and small group lessons, giving them ongoing opportunities to practice their reading and communication skills, as well as their accuracy in using scientific terms. Just like real scientists!
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.
Literacy Cards enhance lessons for students in grades K-2. K-5 Literacy lessons, with activities such as Read Togethers, are delivered via 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 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.
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, 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 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 allow students to reflect on their sensemaking. As students generate and analyze data, these artifacts allow teachers to monitor student progress.