Science Techbook for Texas for Elementary Classrooms

Discover How Easy It Is to LOVE Science

Discover an Exciting Elementary Curriculum

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!

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 a 20-minute lesson.

20-Minute Lessons

Elementary lessons are ready-to-teach in slideshow format with point-of-use instructor support.

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 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 Texas includes intuitive digital tools that personalize the student experience and instructor resources that streamline processes.

FAQ Section

Using the CER framework, students synthesize the evidence they gathered while completing hands-on activities, interactives, and literacy lessons during their Explore Lessons. They evaluate the validity of this evidence to answer their original questions from Engage.

In K-2, knowing our youngest learners are still novices to the scientific and engineering practices, we include the claim statements for instructors to use as a whole-class discussion and encourage students to talk with one another to share how evidence does or does not support each claim.

In grades 3-5, we scaffold students’ understanding as they begin to construct their own scientific claims and explanations.

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

Literacy Cards enhance lessons for students in grades K-2. K-5 literacy lessons, with activities such as Read Togethers, are delivered via slideshows and include strategies for whole and small-group instruction.

Students and instructors can also take advantage of the Immersive Reader located within the Lesson slideshows 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.

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 the Evaluate lessons for grades 3-5 you will find Concept Summative Assessments. The question types in these assessments mirror the look and feel of STAAR-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.

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 allows students to reflect on their sensemaking. As students generate and analyze data, these artifacts allow teachers to monitor student progress.

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