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PhD Science® Program Components

PhD Science is a phenomenon-based K–5 curriculum, blended seamlessly across print and digital formats, and grounded with professional development and supports to make every implementation a success.

Great Minds PhD Science Teacher Edition
Teacher Edition

Full-color spiral-bound books that include Module Overviews, appendices, lesson sets, and embedded instructional supports for cross-curricular connections, English learners, three-dimensional integration, and more (currently available in Spanish for Levels 3–5).

Science Logbook

A consumable resource students use to document their learning and record evidence and Conceptual Checkpoint responses. Also available in Spanish.

Materials Kits

Cost-conscious supplies to support hands-on investigations, available by module or level and designed for six investigation groups per classroom (consumable supplies available for order in refill kits).

Core Texts

Authentic, content-rich texts that support or explain the science while giving students an opportunity to practice and strengthen literacy skills.

PhD Science Assessment Packs
Assessment Packs

Color-printed pack of End-of-Module Assessments for easy distribution to students.

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Student Science Packs

Color-printed module resources in appropriate quantities for classroom use.

Knowledge Deck
Knowledge DeckTM

Carefully crafted informational text combined with visually arresting images on consumable cards for the students and non-consumable posters for the classroom. Students interact with the cards during lessons, collecting a deck of knowledge about different phenomena. Available only in K–2.

PhD Science in Sync
PhD Science in SyncTM

Created for hybrid or distance learning, PhD Science in Sync is a continuous learning program designed to ensure that students keep building knowledge when they can’t be in class. Student materials are also available in Spanish.

PhD Science K–2 OER

Levels K–2 of PhD Science are available as a free PDF open educational resource ready for full implementation beginning in the 2021–2022 school year.

PhD Science | Digital Teacher Edition
Digital Teacher Edition

The digital version of the print Teacher Edition. Can be purchased separately or within PhD Science in Sync.

PhD Science | PhD Projected
PhD Projected

A slide resource to aid teachers in classroom presentations. PhD Science in Sync teachers can use this resource when they host virtual class meetings and facilitate science discourse. Also available in Spanish.

PhD Professional Development
Professional Development and Coaching

A range of virtual and in-person sessions led by our team of teacher–writers, to support schools and districts through implementation.

PhD Science | Module Map
Module Map

This visual layout of the scope and sequence of PhD Science Levels K–5 presents science topics, anchor phenomena, standards correlations, core texts, and more.

PhD Science | Teacher Resource Pack
Teacher Resource Pack

This collection of essential supports for educators includes the Implementation Guide, the Vertical Alignment Guide, Materials Lists, and Planning & Prep Calendars.

PhD Science-Workbooks
Resource Overview Session

Join a free session to learn more about all the resources available to help you implement our Tier 1 science program. Resource overview sessions show you how our comprehensive supporting resources can help you enjoy a smooth and successful implementation.

PhD Science Art Exploration
Art of PhD Science

This brief overview shows how art is featured in every module, providing students with powerful opportunities to make observations, ask questions, and interact with scientific phenomena in an accessible and inviting context.

PhD Family Tips L5 M1
Family Tip Sheets

Available in both English and Spanish, these tip sheets provide families with an overview of each module and suggestions for how to spark conversations with their child about the science topic they’re investigating.

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