Science Techbook for Florida for Middle School Classrooms

Discover How Easy It Is to LOVE Science

Discover an Exciting Middle School Curriculum

Let’s get started with your review of grades 6-8 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

Easily locate the Florida State Standards for Science in the digital course and print materials.

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 standard lessons.

45-Minute Lessons

Middle School lessons are ready-to-teach with point-of-use instructor support and flexible options.

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.

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Phenomena-Driven Instruction

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

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Real-World Learning Experiences

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

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Differentiated, Targeted Instruction

Embedded strategies for differentiated instruction support accessible science instruction.

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

In the Evaluate lessons you will find Concept Summative Assessments. 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.

In Elaborate lessons, students expand on the scientific ideas within each Concept by making connections and applying ideas to real-world experiences through STEM projects and STEM careers. Now that students have acted like scientists and engineers, they can learn how professional scientists and engineers are studying the same evidence they uncovered in your classroom.

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.

At the close of each lesson, students complete formative assessments called, “What Did You Figure Out?” and “Check For Understanding.” Available in print and digital modalities, these assessments provide a quick opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding.

Phenomenon Check-Ins 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.

In each Concept, students are presented with a real-world phenomenon that was carefully crafted to solicit student curiosity and encourage them to ask questions related to the core concepts associated with the Concept. Understanding that finding answers to questions leads to additional questions is an essential aspect of the Nature of Science benchmarks.

Using the CER framework, students synthesize the evidence they gathered while completing a hands-on activity, interactive, and literacy Explore lessons. They evaluate the validity of this evidence to answer their original questions about the phenomenon from Engage.

Rubrics and the ability to provide personal feedback to their peers help students continue to improve the rigor of their explanations over time.

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