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Program Components


Phenomenon-Based Learning

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.

Print Materials and Manipulatives

PhD Science Teacher Edition Level 3 Module 1 Cover

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. Also available in Spanish.

PhD Science Student Logbook

Science Logbook

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

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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).

See what materials are included.

PhD Science Core Texts

Core Texts

Authentic, content-rich texts that support or explain the science while giving students an opportunity to practice and strengthen literacy skills. Most are available in Spanish with complementary Spanish Support Resources.

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Assessment Packs

Color-printed pack of End-of-Module Assessments (Levels K–5) and Conceptual Checkpoints (Levels K–2) for easy distribution to students. Also available in Spanish.

PhD Science Student Science Packs

Student Science Packs

Color-printed module resources support a range of activities and are reproduced in appropriate quantities for classroom use. Also available in Spanish.

PhD Science Knowledge Deck

Knowledge Deck™

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.

Digital Materials

PhD Science in Sync

PhD Science in Sync®

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.

Learn more about PhD Science in Sync.

PhD Science 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.

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Digital Teacher Edition

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

PhD Science Experiment with Younger Students


Levels K–2 of PhD Science are available as a free PDF open educational resource (OER).

Access the files.

Services and Support Tools

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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.

See the professional learning offerings.

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.

Access the resources.

PhD Science ROS

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.

Watch a session recording.

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.

Review the module map.

The Art of PhD Science

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.

See how art is featured.

PhD Science Family Tip Sheets

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.

See family supports.


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