Posts By Brad Fountain

About Brad Fountain

I have been with Discovery Education since 2005 and currently serve as the Director of Instructional Implementation for the Science Techbook. I have more than 13 years of educational experience and am married with two children, ages 3 and 7.

  1. September 2012 Techbook Times

    With the start of a new school year things are always a little crazy, but also full of excitement.  Most of you are excited to try new lesson ideas and work the great resources you have access to, like Discovery Education.  As part of our support for educators using the Discovery Education Techbook content we […]

  2. Want to Capitalize on Your Students’ Mars Curiosity?

    Discovery Education is always looking to stay on top of the latest developments and NASA’s successful landing of the Curiosity Rover is no exception.  Discovery Education has provided some great free for educators looking for ways to capitalize on their students’ Curiosity about Mars.  Check out the Destination Mars lesson plans for some great resources […]

  3. The March iPad 2 Winner is…

    We are thrilled to announce Anna Heffernan, from Center School District in Missouri, as the winner of the March Scavenger Hunt for STAR Techbook access. Anna will be receiving an iPad 2 from Discovery Education in the next week, but the contest does not end with March. The final chance to win an iPad 2 […]

  4. NASA – All Alone in the Night

    In preparation for our coming Seasonal Science Stream I found this great video compilation from the International Space Station.  In this breathtaking video you can see the cities of the world at night, lightning, and the aurora borealis.

  5. STAR Techbook Promotion February Winner!!


    Congratulations to Linda Epps from Orange Middle School in Orange, NJ who was selected from hundreds of STAR educators who participated in the February promotion!!  Linda will be receiving her very own iPad 2 from Discovery Education. It’s not too late! During March we will have the second part of our STAR Techbook Promotion and another […]

  6. DEN STAR Access to Discovery Education Science Techbook


    Discovery Education is thrilled to provide STAR Discovery Educators with access to the Discovery Education Science Techbook for the remainder of the school year. To access your state’s version of the Discovery Education Science Techbook you will need to log into and click on Discovery Education Science Techbook Access for STAR Educators, which will […]

  7. Discovery Education’s Science Techbook: Scientific Explanations in Action

    One of the most powerful tools within the Discovery Education Science Techbook is the Scientific Explanations Worksheet, which can be found under the Explain Tab within each concept.  This amazing tools provides a unique insight into the thought process of our students while providing students the opportunity to analyze and interpret data to construct meaning […]

  8. Gold Rush Alaska: Six Sets of Gold Rush Lesson Plans

    For students and teachers who are fans of the Discovery’s Gold Rush Alaska the National Parks Service offers fifteen lesson plans about the Klondike Gold Rush.  The lessons are designed for use with students in grades two through eight. You can view the lessons online or download them as PDFs. The lessons are combination of […]

  9. January Seasonal Science Stream – Winter Wonderland: A Lesson on Precipitation and the Water Cycle

    Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18th at 1PM ET for another edition of the popular Seasonal Science Stream series.  This month’s topic is Winter Wonderland: A Lesson on Precipitation and the Water Cycle.  During this broadcast students will learn all about the water cycle and learn amazing experiments to help your students better understand how […]

  10. Exciting News for Those Wanting to Use Discovery Education Science Techbook on their iPad

    Whether you are a subscriber to Discovery Education Science Techbook or streaming you can now access all of the flash based resources from your iPad. iSwifter, an iPad app that allows developers to stream flash games to the tablet device, is debuting Rover, an iPad browser that gives educators and students access to Flash-based educational […]

  11. Dolphin Tale, Science and Discovery Education

    With the upcoming release of Dolphin Tale I expect many students will gain an increased curiosity around these amazing mammals.  This is a great time to explore amazing content from Discovery Education’s Science Techbook.  You can use the Rollin’ Down the River reading passage to have students learn about the differences between freshwater and saltwater […]

  12. Seasonal Science Streams


    Discovery Education is excited to announce the launch of our Seasonal Science Streams.  The Seasonal Science Stream is a monthly live broadcast series integrating engaging hands-on science with digital media from Discovery Education’s Science Techbook.  The September Seasonal Science Stream will take place on Wednesday, September 21st at 1pm ET and will focus on chemical […]

  13. Curiosity in the Classroom


    Discovery Education is excited to announce the launch of Curiosity in the Classroom , a joint initiative from Discovery Education and Intel designed to satisfy students’ curiosity and extend learning concepts found in Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking television series, Curiosity . In support of this initiative, DE and Intel have teamed up to launch . […]

  14. Brad Fountain

    Hello all!!  My name is Brad Fountain and I am extremely excited to be a part of the Science team that will contributing to this blog.  I currently serve as the Director of Instructional Implementation for the Discovery Education Science Techbook.  Prior to this current role I served as the Science Specialist for Discovery Education […]

  15. Chicago Public Schools Goes Digital with Discovery Education

    On Saturday, November 19, 2010 educators from across Chicago Public Schools attended a Day of Discovery at the SHEDD Aquarium in Chicago to learn how to utilize digital media from Discovery Education to enhance science instruction.  The day began with an opening from Phillipe Cousteau and was followed with breakout sessions designed to help educators […]

  16. Head Rush

    Discovery Communications, as part of the “Educate to Innovate” initiative, has launched a new, commercial-free science education programming block that is airing Monday-Friday (4:00 to 5:00 PM ET/PT) and Saturdays (7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) on Science Channel called Head Rush.  In place of commercial advertising, Science Channel is running PSAs highlighting notable “cool jobs” in the […]

  17. Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn, featuring Dr. Larry Rosen

    Join Dr. Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the author of “Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn,” in an eye-opening webinar Sept. 15th at 7pm ET about how today’s students learn given their access and frequent interaction with technology.  Dr. Rosen draws a distinction between […]

  18. Discovery Education and Miami-Dade County Public Schools

    Students and teachers from across Maimi-Dade County Public Schools celebrated the partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Discovery Education on Monday, August 16, 2010 at the Biscayne Bay Nature Center.  The day began with a welcome from Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvahlo who introduced Philippe Cousteau who talked to the students about their role […]