Discovery Education’s Science Techbook for Texas is a comprehensive, web-based science curriculum for grades K-12. At each grade level, the multimodal program includes a range of digital resources, including interactive text; embedded videos, animations, and virtual investigations; and hands-on explorations. Techbooks support struggling readers, English language learners (ELLs), and students with disabilities. At grades K-8, resources include Lexile-based, or “leveled,” text in English and Spanish to address the needs of students at different reading at, below, or above grade level. Learning List has completed reviews for Discovery Education’s web-based science curriculum for grades K-12.
Content is structured to help students think and communicate in scientific language. Lessons focus on answering “essential questions” and are organized using the 5E Instructional Model. Instruction builds conceptual understanding and develops scientific process skills, such as establishing hypotheses, collecting and analyzing data, drawing evidence-based conclusions, and applying concepts to new problems. Partnerships with the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and other publishers facilitate access to high-quality and engaging materials that connect science to real-world problems and events.
Techbooks aggregate a diverse set of interactive, multimedia tools in a single digital platform. The program’s user interface is intuitive and easy-to-use. Content for both teachers and students is explicitly organized in terms of the 5E model and is searchable by keyword for students and by keyword and TEKS. Click here for a 60-day evaluation.
About Discovery Education*
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.
Discovery Education courses are designed to accelerate student achievement in each district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students’ natural curiosity and desire to learn.
Discovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities for districts to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences with some of Discovery’s greatest talent, classroom contests & challenges, professional development and more — Discovery helps to lead the way in transforming classrooms and inspiring learning.
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