Texas students deepen scientific inquiry with phenomena-driven lessons and embedded accessibility tools. Time-optimizing resources provide Texas teachers with more time to focus on teaching!
Science Techbook for Texas is a hands-on and immersive active learning program. Watch students transform into junior scientists and engineers through engaging real-world lessons.
Make the most of your time! Science Techbook for Texas includes intuitive digital tools that personalize the student experience and instructor resources that streamline processes.
In grades K-2, use Story Cards to create a foundation for upcoming concepts. Story Card units contain reading passages and activity cards with step-by-step instructor notes.
Hands-on science kits are ready-to-teach and directly support the labs and activities embedded in every Unit of Science Techbook for Texas. Kits are organized and identifiable by Unit and Concept for easy implementation.
Find engaging lessons that follow the 5E model with point-of-use teacher support, hands-on activities, interactives, auto-graded assessments, student gradebook and assessment data, differentiation tools and more.
The spiralbound Teacher Edition includes point-of-use support such as TEKS connections, differentiation, ELPS and teaching strategies, common misconceptions, lesson objectives, materials lists, sample answers and more with QR codes that connect directly to the digital course.
The consumable write-in Student Edition includes reading passages, activities, formative assessments and more with QR codes that connect directly to the digital course.
Goal: Cultivate a high-quality digital teaching and learning ecosystem from which educators can design engaging instruction aligned to learning goals that will improve student engagement, motivation, agency, and success.
Yes! This program was built exclusively for the TEKS. In the accompanying print Teacher Editions, instructors will see standards at point-of-use within the lesson. Print student and teacher editions include standards in the concept openers as an additional reference point. Digitally, standards are provided within the table of contents, lesson pages, and within teacher planning and support resources. From the TOC, you can search by standard code or language. Within the course, students engage with course-specific core concepts, recurring themes and concepts, and science and engineering practices.
Yes! Consumable write-in Student Editions and spiralbound Teacher Editions are available. Additionally, digital content is printable.
Embedded strategies for Emergent Bilinguals / English Language Learners aligned to the ELPS are available at point-of-use within the teacher materials in print and digitally. These include guidance for linguistic accommodations (communicated, sequenced, and scaffolded) commensurate with various levels of English language proficiency as defined by the ELPS.
Students and instructors can also take advantage of the Immersive Reader located within the slideshow 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. Immersive Reader also authentically translates the text into over 100 languages.
Yes! The curriculum is a research-backed, TEKS-aligned, blended science curriculum custom built for Texas for the new 2024 science proclamation. 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.
Professional Learning supports educators from implementation and throughout the life of the adoption. Expect training that is effective, relevant, and easy to customize just the way you need it! Our Professional Learning is developed by classroom teachers, and we prioritize content that is relevant to teachers’ current classroom needs. Topics include planning lessons, implementation instructional strategies, collecting data on student learning, and engaging students with high-quality materials. To meet the needs of instructors, we offer one-on-one and small-group options, both in-person and remotely.
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 gather evidence to make sense of the phenomenon through hands-on activities, interactives, videos, and grade-level appropriate scientific texts. There are multiple opportunities that support students’ meaningful sensemaking through reading, writing, thinking, and acting as scientists and engineers. Students revisit the phenomenon while completing Phenomenon Check-ins throughout the program, giving them opportunities to develop understanding of the science concepts.
Science Techbook for Texas was designed to meet the needs of Texas students and teachers. With nearly 20% of Texas student populations being English learners, Science Techbook for Texas provides a complete science curriculum in English and Spanish. We also support Emergent Bilinguals with embedded listening, reading, writing, and speaking supports to help students meet grade-level science content expectations. Emergent Bilinguals will benefit from features like Immersive Reader, Interactive Glossary, authentically translated lessons, summative and formative assessments in English and Spanish, and more. Teachers can access point-of-use instructional strategies aligned to the ELPs to meet the needs of their learners and use student data to inform and differentiate instruction.