Ward’s Science Collaborates With Discovery Education to Launch Hands-on Activity Kits Aligned to Science Techbook™ for Next Generation Science Standards


Ward’s Science, a VWR Science Education brand and leading manufacturer and distributor of hands-on science education materials for K-14 educators, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today introduced Discovery Education TechKits™ by Ward’s Science, a complete line of activity kits aligned to the embedded activities in Discovery Education’s breakthrough digital textbook, Science Techbook for use with NGSS™.

Designed to help K-8 teachers across the United States save time and meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Discovery Education TechKits by Ward’s Science are cost-effective kits organized by grade level and topic for simple identification of materials. The Techkits include a full year of hands-on activities for Physical, Life and Earth and Space Science units in the Elementary and Middle School Science Techbooks.

“An educator’s most precious resource is time,” explained Jennifer McDermott, a sixth-grade Science and Math Teacher in New Jersey’s East Hanover Township School District.  “With the TechKits, everything I need for the hands-on exploration of concepts in my Science Techbook for NGSS is in one place, making it easier than ever for me to more deeply engage my students in classroom situations.”

With the Discovery Education Science Techbook and TechKits by Ward’s Science, students will become immersed in the work of scientists and engineers, developing explanations while identifying the cross-cutting connections between subjects. “We’re proud to support Discovery Education in facilitating the exploration of modern science and engineering practices,” said Rob Milliken, VP and General Manager, VWR Science Education.  “This greatly supports our mission to deliver solutions that make it easy for teachers to inspire minds and enable science.”

“We’re excited to work with Ward’s Science to enhance educators’ ability to teach the hands-on portions of their NGSS-aligned Science Techbooks,” said Marty Creel, Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction at Discovery Education. “With the TechKits, teachers can focus on engaging students without worrying about gathering and preparing materials.”

For more information about Discovery Education TechKits by Ward’s Science, visit wardsci.com/discoveryedkits.

For more information on Discovery Education’s digital textbook, please visit Science Techbook for use with NGSS™.

About Ward’s Science
Serving science educators since 1862, Ward’s Science, a VWR Science Education Brand, provides innovative science supplies and services for teachers in all science disciplines across grades K‐14. We focus on the details that make teachers’ lives easier, so they have more time to focus on what they do best – inspiring their students to explore the world. With unique products that are developed by in‐house scientists and former educators, standards‐based activities organized to meet teachers’ needs, cutting‐edge digital science resources, and personalized technical support, Ward’s Science provides teachers with the tools they need to turn science lessons into science connections. Learn more about Ward’s Science online at wardsci.com.

About VWR
Acquired by Avantor in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary, VWR serves as a leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. The combined company is a trusted end-to-end partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million branded and manufactured products, we enable customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world. For more information visit www.settingscienceinmotion.com or vwr.com.

Media Contact: 
Valerie Collado
VWR, part of Avantor


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