Science Techbook for Texas for K-12 Classrooms

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Discover an Exciting K-12 Curriculum

Let’s get started with your review of grades K-12 and see how this engaging program supports successful Texas classrooms!

Built for Texas

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

100% TEKS Alignment

Easily locate the new TEKS in the digital course and print materials.

STAAR 2.0 Practice

Assessments include new STAAR question types: text entry, hot spot, drag and drop, multipart, multiselect, and short constructed response.

Engaging Hands-On Activities

Easily meet lab and activity requirements with engaging hands-on activities and interactives that fit into standard lesson blocks.

Assessments & Data

Inform instruction with ongoing formative and summative assessments, many with auto grading. Progress monitoring allows for district-wide reports.

Authentic Spanish Content

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

Texas-Specific Content

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

Student-Centered Learning

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.

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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, interactives and grade-level appropriate scientific texts in every Concept.

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Differentiated, Targeted Instruction

Point-of-use instructor guidance includes differentiation and ELPS support, common misconceptions, and instructional strategies.

Ongoing Classroom Success

To meet the needs of instructors, Discovery Education offers flexible professional learning options including in-person and remote sessions. One-on-one and small-group sessions are available. Topics include planning lessons, implementation instructional strategies, collecting data on student learning, and engaging students with high-quality materials.

Optimize Your Time

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.

FAQ Section

The Science Techbook for Texas Dashboard is a data collection and student engagement tool. All data collected from completed student activities, including embedded technology-enhanced item responses, feed to the Dashboard.

Most assessments items are machine-scored to expedite the collection, analysis, and implementation of data in the cycle of learning. Rubrics are often available at point-of-use for constructed-response questions.

Science Techbook for Texas is compatible with a variety of learning management systems, including Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, Microsoft Teams and more. For the latest information on integrations and access, visit the Discovery Education Help Center at:  Integrations & Access – Discovery Education Help Center

Science Techbook for Texas provides several formative and summative assessment opportunities, carefully embedded in the cycle of learning to help teachers guide their students to mastery of key learning targets and objectives. These assessment opportunities allow teachers and students to monitor progress and provide direct practice with STARR-like item types across a variety of assessment formats.

In the Evaluate lessons in grades 3-8 and Biology, you will find Concept Summative Assessments. The question types in these assessments mirror the look and feel of STARR-based item types and include the new STAAR question types: text entry, hot spot, drag and drop, multipart, multiselect, and short constructed response.

Many assessments are automatically graded and instructors can view individual student and class performance in the Concept Assessment Results section.

The program also includes ongoing formative assessment with “What Did You Figure Out?”, “Check for Understanding”, and “Phenomenon Check-In” prompts.

Science Techbook for Texas has four Units in ever K-8 grade level and seven Units in Biology. Units are divided into a series of Concepts purposely scaffolded to unpack the science ideas associated with the units’ standards.

Each Concept contains a series of 5E lessons broken into learning activities that follow a logical progression and are designed to build student understanding of scientific concepts.

Instruction in each Concept launches with a real-world phenomenon to engage students and inspire them to make connections and ask questions that will drive their investigations. As students progress through the Concept, they circle back to the phenomenon to extend their understanding and explain it.

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