Science Techbook™ Digital Textbooks
Science Techbook is a breakthrough K-12 digital science textbook that changes the way students and teachers experience real-world science phenomena, boosting achievement and igniting interest in the exploration of cross-cutting science concepts.
This digital textbook is a one-stop shop, providing the perfect mixture of resources that teachers need to bring science to life. From STEM project starters, interactive tools, and hands-on labs, to model lessons and real-time student data, Science Techbook transforms classrooms into rich ecosystems that open students’ minds and inspire them to learn.
Built on the 5E model, Science Techbook combines different types of media to explain and reinforce science concepts. STEM connections are woven throughout and real-time student data helps to support differentiated instruction.
We needed resources that were vetted, easy to use, and comprehensive. Science Techbook fit the bill. After two years, we have seen significant increases in science scores. Students using Science Techbook saw up to 11 percent gains in Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS).
Features and Highlights
Engage Students First to Make Learning Last
Videos, photographs, stories, and a wide variety of activities and hands-on labs help students see and experience just how exciting science can be. The multimedia content engages students and helps them see the application and relevance of science in their daily lives. They can even monitor their own progress in real time with the Student Dashboard.
Differentiate Instruction Easily
The Core Interactive Text feature blends text and media for students of different abilities and learning styles. Students can highlight, add sticky notes, and have the text read aloud. In high school courses, reading levels can be modified and text can also be viewed in Spanish at all grade levels. Real time data helps makes it easier to adjust instruction.
An extensive collection of Technology Enhanced Items (TEIs) and online entry items are embedded in digital text to help teachers uncover what students already know. Student responses feed directly to the teacher dashboard, providing instant access to data about student knowledge.
Make STEM Connections
STEM resources build context and drive understanding of science concepts, providing students with opportunities to produce creative solutions to real world problems and make career connections.
Teach Using an Inquiry-Based Approach
Science Techbook uses phenomena-driven questions as catalysts for the inquiry process, triggering students’ natural sense of curiosity and wonder. Students demonstrate their understanding of science through the application of scientific practices and disciplinary literacy skills.
Techbook Gives Science Teachers More
Today’s science teachers need more than the standard science textbook. They’re looking for ways to engage students, helping them understand the relevance of science in their daily lives, and we’re giving it to them: More time, more resources, and more data. From model lessons and assessments to interactive tools and nearly 2,000 hands-on labs and activities, Science Techbook packages everything teachers need in one place – easy to find and ready to use.
It’s no wonder Science Techbook was given the highest average score among 16 publishers in The Ohio State University’s 2016 SpotOn rankings.
Plus, it’s a cinch to navigate and adapts to fit any instructional setting. Whether students have their own devices, share a device, or simply engage with an interactive whiteboard, teachers can easily plan to meet their own and their students’ needs.
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Student achievement on state tests over the past three years wouldn’t have been possible without both Science and Social Studies Techbook. We’re pleased to be seeing an upward trajectory in student success, and we look forward to what our students will be able to achieve in the future with Techbook.
6 Reasons Teachers Love Science Techbook
#1It’s a comprehensive, one-stop resource.
From specific model lessons and assessments to interactive tools and accompanying hands-on lab activities, Science Techbook packages everything teachers need in one place — easy to find and ready to use.
#2It helps to make STEM connections.
Builds context and drives understanding of science concepts, providing students with opportunities to produce creative solutions to real-world problems and make career connections.
#3It supports critical thinking & scientific practices.
Science Techbook uses phenomena-driven questions as catalysts for the inquiry process, triggering students’ natural sense of curiosity. Students demonstrate their understanding of science through the application of scientific practices and disciplinary literacy skills.
#4It’s much more engaging than a traditional science textbook.
Virtual labs, videos, photographs, and nearly 2,000 hands-on labs and activities engage students to understand the relevance of science in their daily lives.
#5It’s easy to use, anywhere, anytime.
The streamlined design provides an easy-to-follow experience, accessible from any device 24/7, in any instructional setting.
#6It helps teachers differentiate instruction.
The Core Interactive Text feature blends text and media for students of different abilities and learning styles. Students can highlight, add sticky notes, and have the text read aloud. Reading levels can be modified and text can also be viewed in Spanish.