Introducing the new hands-on elementary science program that helps students think and act like real scientists. Created by our team of teacher-writers and subject experts, PhD Science® is an innovative curriculum that inspires students to wonder about the world and empowers them to make sense of it.  

The Support You Need

New standards have shifted classrooms toward inquiry-driven instruction. This means teachers are now facilitators, guiding lessons in which students help make sense of compelling phenomena. As a result, educators have less time to piece together cohesive lessons of their own. Enter PhD Science, a coherent curriculum designed for shifting educational standards that provides in-context support with every lesson. 

Explore the Curriculum
Students use a pipette to drop water onto a sugar cube and observe the results.
Evidence in the Classroom

“One of the most rewarding things I see is that all students excel,” Susan Warren, an Owensboro, Kentucky, pilot teacher, remarked when asked about PhD Science in her classroom. With this curriculum, students in more than 1,000 classrooms nationwide are building knowledge to explain compelling authentic phenomena. They make observations, ask questions, participate in discussions, design and conduct investigations, and practice modeling to build an enduring understanding of science concepts.  

Student has an Aha! moment as she observes a chemical reaction.

The PhD Science Teacher Resource Pack is a selection of free materials and tools to support educators, including the Implementation Guide, Family Tip Sheets, Instructional Supports, and Materials Lists.  

Aligned to Your State Standards

See how PhD Science aligns to your specific state standards in these free grade-level analyses. Available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contact us to learn more. 

Curious About PhD Science?

Whether you're just getting started with PhD Science or interested in learning more, a Resource Overview Session is invaluable. These free webinars show educators the online tools available, ensuring you get the most out of PhD Science.