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Texas Science for the Gap Years
And Beyond

Custom-Built to the TEKS | K-12 Supplemental + Core Curriculum

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DE Science for Texas Grade 2

Designed Exclusively for Texas Science

Built to the TEKS, our K-12 digital science package combines the flexibility and ease of an all-new supplemental program, Science for Texas, with the depth and rigor of the state-approved core Science Techbook, to inspire real-world inquiry and support instruction.

Driving Real-World Exploration Through the Gap Years and Into the Future!

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Custom Built to the TEKS

All new and designed with seamless coverage of the TEKS in their entirety, each Science for Texas unit was developed with an eye toward the upcoming TEKS standards, helping educators make the transition with a glimpse of what’s coming for core in 2024!
  • Select a TEKS science standard to navigate directly to any unit concept.
  • Find TEKS references in lessons at point of use.
  • Support success on STAAR™ exams with TEKS-aligned resources.
DE Science for Texas Grade 5 TEKS

Help Teachers Save Valuable Time

Science for Texas units offer familiar curricular structure and the flexibility of a supplemental solution that can be seamlessly woven into classroom instruction.

  • Each TEKS-aligned concept includes curated hands-on, text, and multimedia lessons designed for one instructional period.
  • Easy-to-find planning resources with concept overviews and embedded teacher notes.
  • Built-in formative assessment opportunities offer visibility into student understanding.
DE SFT Grade 6 Movement

“We work with teachers to develop student ownership, flexible learning environments, innovative instruction, and integrated resources. Discovery Education is a valuable resource in all four of these guiding principles.”

Hugh Burke Digital Learning Coach
Temple ISD

Texas Gap Years Package

Everything You Need, Now and for the Future

The Texas Gap Years Package for grades K-12 includes the all-new Science for Texas with embedded Mystery Science lessons for grades K-5, access to Mystery Science Texas, and Science Techbook – Texas (2017).

Enhance the Texas Gap Years Package with Discovery Education's PK-12 learning platform that offers timely, relevant content + useful tools and resources to engage students, differentiate instruction, track progress, and gain professional inspiration.

 

Supplemental

Core

 

Science for Texas

Grades K-12

Mystery Science for Texas

Grades K-5

Science Techbook Texas

Grades K-12

Curriculum and Content Depth
100% TEKS Coverage
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Instructional Framework and Organization
  • Units > Concepts > Lessons
  • Informed by the 5E Model
  • Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) throughout K‑8 concepts
  • Lessons and Mini Lessons
  • Phenomena-Based Investigations
  • Units > Concepts > Lessons
  • Built on the 5E Model
  • Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) embedded
Content Types
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Interactive Labs
  • Video
  • Literacy
  • Embedded K-5 Mystery Lessons
  • Hands-on Activity Lessons
  • Mini-Lessons
  • Read Along
  • Video
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Interactive Labs
  • Core Interactive Text (CIT) with Technology Enhanced Items (TEIs)
  • Reading Passages
  • Video
  • STEM projects
  • College & Career Connections
  • Multimedia content
Lesson Length
  • 20 min (K-5)
  • 30-45 min (6-8)
  • Varied (9-12)
  • Varied
  • Varied
Assessments

Data and Dashboards

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View by Student (3-8)
Concept Dashboard (6-8)

 

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Formative

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Summative

 

 

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STAAR™ Practice Items

 

 

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Student Experience

Digital Interface

Presentation, Sharing, & Some Digital Submission

Presentation & Sharing

Core Interactive Text (CIT) with TEIs

Literacy / Language Arts

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Spanish / Language Support

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Accessibility

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Educator Experience & Supports

Planning Resources

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Robust Support

Differentiation

Flexible resources can be used across grade and ability levels

Flexible resources can be used across grade and ability levels

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Educator Supports

On-Demand, Help Center, and Educator Community

 

On-Demand, Help Center, and Educator Community

Professional Learning

Hourly professional development packages available for purchase during gap years and beyond

Print and Kit Options

Hands-On Activity Kits

 

 

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Available in 2024 (K-8)

Printed Textbooks

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Printable Digital Content

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Science for Texas

Grades K-12

  • Curriculum and Content Depth
    • TEKS-Aligned: Checkmark
    • Instructional Framework and Organization:
      • Units > Concepts > Lessons
      • Informed by the 5E Model
      • Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) throughout K-8 concepts
    • Content Types:
      • Hands-on Activities
      • Interactive Labs
      • Video
      • Literacy
      • Embedded K-5 Mystery Lessons
    • Lesson Length:
      • 20 min (K-5)
      • 30-45 min (6-8)
      • Varied (9-12)
  • Assessments
    • Data and Dashboards: Checkmark
      • View by Student (3-8)
      • Concept Dashboard (6-8)
    • Formative: Checkmark
  • Student Experience
    • Digital Interface: Presentation, Sharing, & Some Digital Submission
    • Literacy / Language Arts: Checkmark
    • Spanish / Language Support: Checkmark
    • Accessibility: Checkmark
  • Educator Experience & Supports
    • Planning Resources: Checkmark
    • Differentiation: Flexible resources can be used across grade and ability levels
    • Educator Supports: On-Demand, Help Center, and Educator Community
    • Professional Learning: Hourly professional development packages available for purchase during gap years and beyond
  • Print and Kit Options
    • Printed Textbooks: Digital only
    • Printable Digital Content: Checkmark

Mystery Science for Texas

Grades K-5

  • Curriculum and Content Depth
    • TEKS-Aligned: Checkmark
    • Instructional Framework and Organization:
      • Lessons and Mini Lessons
      • Phenomena-Based Investigations
    • Content Types:
      • Hands-on Activity Lessons
      • Mini-Lessons
      • Read Along
      • Video
    • Lesson Length: Varied
  • Assessments
    • Formative: Checkmark
  • Student Experience
    • Digital Interface: Presentation & Sharing
    • Literacy / Language Arts: Checkmark