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Discovery Education for South Carolina

Instructional Materials Adoption 2022

Welcome to Discovery Education

Discovery Education is honored to partner with South Carolina Department of Education to provide Discovery Education Experience to all schools in the state. To enhance your experience, we offer the core instructional materials as part of the 2022 adoption for Science and Social Studies. All resources are fully aligned to South Carolina Standards and are easily accessed through the South Carolina Instruction Hub or directly from our Discovery Education login.

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Discovery Education Techbooks are fully aligned to SC standards

 

Science Techbook

Discovery Education Science Techbook connects students to their inner curiosity by placing them at the center of each three-dimensional learning experience as they lead exhilarating investigations to uncover the mysteries of the universe. Hands-on and virtual investigations, STEM activities, and a variety of teacher supports bring the excitement of science to life, in person or at a distance.

Program Components

Teacher and Student Views

Teacher guides are available to provide lesson overviews, standards connections, and differentiation activities to inform instructional planning and guide three-dimensional learning. Teachers can find flexible pacing options, embedded teacher notes, and Pathways for Learning to address diverse learners at various levels.

Print: On demand print options for student and teacher materials.

Professional Learning

Discovery Education Professional Learning provides foundational support with every package, including professional learning days free of charge, which can be delivered as needed throughout the duration of the adoption cycle.

Hands-On Science Kits

With over 1000 hands-on labs, our Hands-On Science Kits offer an easy-to-use, student-center opportunity to ensure that students and teachers are equipped with the materials they need for real-world scientific investigations.

Discovery Education Experience

Our Techbooks build upon the dynamic Experience platform accessible to every South Carolina Public School. Here you will find compelling collections of science-themed content, a wide variety of teacher tools, and classroom resources. Ready-to-use lessons, collaboration tools, and professional learning resources help educators engage all students, in and out of the classroom.

Elementary Science

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Science Techbook for Elementary School

Science Techbook is a phenomena-driven elementary K-5 science curriculum that places students at the center of each three-dimensional learning experience as they lead investigations that uncover the mysteries of the universe. Engaging content, hands-on and virtual STEM activities bring the excitement of science to life.

*Hands-On Science Kits are available upon request.

Print: On demand print options for student and teacher materials.

Overview Brochure

Learn more about Discovery Education Science Techbook for elementary grades K‑5.

Literacy Connection Cards

Literacy Connections and integration between Discovery Education Science Techbook and Wonders literacy curriculum.

Courses

List of Units and Concepts by grade level.

Hands-On Kit Materials

List of materials that are available for purchase in pre-packaged kits, organized by grade-level.

Middle School Science

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Science Techbook for Middle School

With Science Techbook for middle school students will engage in an action-packed journey to make sense of phenomena in a way that aligns with their natural curiosities. Consisting of 16 modular units, schools and teachers may choose the order in which to complete units based on their preferred pathway: integrated or discipline specific. Two suggested pathways are provided based on research behind a framework for K-12 Science Education.

*Hands-On Science Kits are available upon request.

Print: On demand print options for student and teacher materials.

Overview Brochure

Learn more about Discovery Education Science Techbook for middle school.

Program Guide

A complete guide to the new Science Techbook middle school program.

Courses

List of Units and Concepts by grade level.

Hands-On Kit Materials

List of materials that are available for purchase in pre-packaged kits, organized by grade-level.

Earth Science

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Science Techbook for High School

Science Techbook is a research-backed 4-course digital high school curriculum built on the 5E learning model. Courses are available in Earth and Space Science.

*Hands-On Science Kits are available upon request.

Print: On demand print options for student and teacher materials.

Quick Start Guide

Log in and explore Science Techbook for high school.

Courses

List of Units and Concepts by grade level.

Flyer

Learn more about Discovery Education Earth Science.

Educator Support

Support Educators Every Step of the Way

Discovery Education Professional Learning recognizes the unique opportunities of shifting to new state standards and can provide tailored professional learning to help navigate these changes. Professional Learning is a part of the state adoption, which can be delivered as needed throughout the duration of the adoption cycle.

Access and Equity for All Students

Discovery Education has been built to support the unique needs of every learner with interactive resources and multimedia, Spanish/English options, adjustable reading levels and read aloud tools.

Discovery Educator Network (DEN)

In the DEN community, one of the most thriving professional learning networks in the world, educators can ask questions, share ideas, collaborate and participate in valuable events and experiences.

Professional Learning Center

Educators can explore and grow their practice through relevant in-person, virtual and on-demand professional development opportunities, as well as embedded instructional planning resources, all at their convenience and comfort level.

 

Social Studies Techbook

With Social Studies Techbook, students don’t just learn about world history. They experience it through project-based learning, inquiry, and engagement. This digital textbook pairs compelling core content with thought-provoking essential questions, primary source analysis, and project-based tasks.

Program Components

Social Studies Techbook for Middle School

Social Studies Techbook is a research-backed digital middle school curriculum built on the 5E learning model. Courses are available in:

  • The Rise of Civilizations
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Regional Civilizations
  • Growth of World Empires
  • Europe Transfer
  • Creating the Modern World
  • Nationhood & Interdependence

Print: On demand print options for student and teacher materials

Teacher and Student Views

Teacher guides are available to provide lesson overviews, standards connections, and differentiation activities to inform instructional planning and guide three-dimensional learning. Teachers can find flexible pacing options, embedded teacher notes, and Pathways for Learning to address diverse learners at various levels.

Discovery Education Experience

Our Techbooks build upon the dynamic Experience platform already in use widely across South Carolina Public Schools. Here you will find compelling collections of world history content, a wide variety of teacher tools, and classroom resources. From stories of ancient cultures and current events to lessons around equity and human rights, find hundreds of primary sources, interactive maps and exclusive videos to bring social studies lessons to life. Ready-to-use lessons, collaboration tools, and professional learning resources help educators engage all students, in and out of the classroom.

Grade 6 Social Studies

Social Studies Toolkit Flyer

Learn more about Discovery Education Social Studies.

Courses

List of Units and Concepts.

Educator Support

Support Educators Every Step of the Way

Discovery Education Professional Development provides foundational support with every package, including professional development days free of charge, which can be delivered as needed throughout the duration of the adoption cycle.

Access and Equity for All Students

Discovery Education has been built to support the unique needs of every learner with interactive resources and multimedia, Spanish/English options, adjustable reading levels and read aloud tools.

Discovery Educator Network (DEN)

In the DEN community, one of the most thriving professional learning networks in the world, educators can ask questions, share ideas, collaborate and participate in valuable events and experiences.

Professional Learning Center

Educators can explore and grow their practice through relevant in-person, virtual and on-demand professional learning opportunities, as well as embedded instructional planning resources, all at their convenience and comfort level.