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Discovery Education Middle School Science

A new phenomena-based middle school science curriculum

Ignite Students’ Natural Curiosity

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Engaging content, hands-on and virtual STEM activities bring the excitement of science to life.

Middle School Science receives EdReports Top Rating for Gateway 1: Designed for NGSS.

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Action-Packed, Real-World Storylines

With Middle School Science, students will engage in an action-packed journey to make sense of phenomena in a way that aligns with their natural curiosities. Each unit storyline follows a 3D learning framework, launching with real-world anchor phenomena to hook students and inspire them to ask important questions as they investigate and explain, make predictions, and solve problems. Student Narratives are purposefully integrated to allow students to "see themselves” through authentic conversations around phenomena.
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Students as Lead Investigators

Middle School Science encourages active investigation of phenomena through questioning, modeling, data collection, and analysis allows students to generate evidence of sensemaking. Hands-on Engineering Activities allow students to apply the steps of the engineering design process to solve real-world problems. Resources in English and Spanish, text at two Lexile levels, and reading support tools ensure access to all students.
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Navigating 3D Instruction

Lesson planning, differentiation, progress monitoring, and professional growth opportunities provide teachers with time-saving support. Each unit features numerous three-dimensional teacher notes and scaffolded support that helps students build proficiency. Activity-specific differentiation strategies guide students with varied needs as they progress through NGSS expectations to acquire the required knowledge and conceptual understanding of the scientific ideas in the unit.

Checkpoints All Along the Way

Formative and Summative Assessments are embedded into the learning cycle for each Middle School Science unit, to support students in achieving proficiency in defined learning goals. Technology Enhanced Items (TEIs) allow students to demonstrate 3D learning with responses that feed directly to the Dashboard. Through Performance-Based Assessments they address each of the unit’s performance indicators. Unit Projects encourage research and design of solutions to real-world problems related to the Anchor Phenomenon.
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Modular Design

Discovery Education Middle School Science consists of 16 modular units, allowing schools and teachers to choose the order in which to complete units based on their preferred pathway: integrated or discipline specific. Two suggested pathways are provided based on research behind a framework for K-12 Science Education.
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Dedicated to Applying Ongoing Research

Discovery Education is proud to announce that Science Techbook meets Tier III and Tier IV evidence requirements in compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Explore Science from Anywhere in the World

Powerful and adaptable resources support the delivery of impactful, blended instruction, in person or at a distance.

Discovery Education Experience

Science Techbook is delivered through Discovery Education’s dynamic K-12 learning platform. Find compelling collections of science-themed content, ready-to-use lessons, collaboration tools, and professional learning resources to help educators engage all students, in and out of the classroom.

Coordinated Teacher and Student Print Editions

Print editions are available for both teachers and students and provide a flexible option for blended instruction. Print and digital can be used interchangeably to support instruction in any environment.

Hands-On Classroom Kits

Hands-On Classroom Kits are available to complement digital investigations and correspond with activities in each unit, providing many of the required materials for each activity.

Select your Science Techbook Course

Discovery Education’s flagship Science Techbook, part of a complete science program, offers courses for grades K-12.

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