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 Curriculum Overview
 For Families








Great Minds®, creator of Eureka Math2® and Wit & Wisdom®, is proud to offer PhD Science®. This Levels K–5 science curriculum inspires students to wonder about the world and empowers them to make sense of it. PhD Science is a knowledge-building, phenomenon-driven curriculum. The instruction provides students with a real-world context for their learning by focusing on an observable event (a phenomenon) that can be explained or predicted. Through these real-world phenomena, PhD Science sparks students’ curiosity, drives their investigations, and leads to deep understanding of scientific concepts.

Making Sense of the World Around Them

Explore activities and other helpful resources related to PhD Science below.

PhD Science Module Map

PhD Science Module Map

Learn more about how students will learn complex science concepts with PhD Science. See what four module topics and phenomena are taught per grade level.

Access the Module Map.

Sample pages from PhD Science family activities

At Home Activities

All students, whether they use PhD Science or not, can enjoy these hands-on activities. We’d love for all students to engage in the joyful rigor that PhD Science offers. In PhD Science, students do science to make meaningful connections and deeply understand scientific concepts.

Download the At Home Activities.

Sample pages from PhD Science Family Tip Sheets

Family Tip Sheets

With PhD Science, students think and act like real scientists and engineers. Help your student understand how the world works by exploring phenomena at home and in your community. PhD Science Family Tip Sheets help parents understand the science concepts students explore in the program and provide tips to support your scientist at home.

Available in English and Spanish.

Access the Family Tip Sheets.

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Supporting the next generation of scientists

See how science instruction has shifted as students drive their own learning forward.

Read our blog to learn more.

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How families can engage students in science-related conversation

Family engagement has a direct positive impact on a student’s learning success. When students have conversations at home, it enriches their learning experience at school and allows them to make more meaningful connections.

Read our blog to learn more.

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What you can expect when your student uses PhD Science

There is nothing more powerful than hearing from PhD Science teachers. Read how Tiffany Scott’s experience with the program changed how she taught science and how her students engaged in activities to build knowledge.

See the PhD Science impact.

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What to expect in a science family night

The PhD Science team has put together resources to provide a rich, productive, engaging family night in your learning community. 

See what to expect in a science family night.


These tip sheets provide an overview of each module’s concepts and how you can support your student scientist at home with ongoing conversations, activities, books, and websites.