Author Archives: Mike Bryant

A High School Educator’s Take on The Facts about Food

A High School Educator’s Take on The Facts about Food

Guest Blogger: Jessica Donaldson – Pre-engineering teacher, Berkeley County School District in Moncks Corner, SC     There are times when my students have trouble grasping economic concepts. But when those topics are transformed into an independent, interactive, and relevant learning experience, things definitely get easier. That experience is what Econ Essentials and the Facts About

2017 3M Young Scientist Challenge is Open

Are you America’s Top Young Scientist? Students, grades 5-8, are invited to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovating solution that could solve an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills. Thousands of students nationwide have participated in the

Winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

America’s 2016 Top Young Scientist is 13-year-old Maanasa Mendu Maanasa, a ninth grader at William Mason High School in Mason City School District, competed alongside nine other finalists during a live competition at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn. She was awarded the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” as well as a $25,000

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Special Message from Val Skinner

Special Guest Blog Post from Val Skinner I was inspired to start the Val Skinner Foundation and create LIFE (LPGA Pros In the Fight to Eradicate breast cancer) after watching my friend and fellow LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour Golf Professional, Heather Farr, fight and eventually lose her battle against breast cancer.  Heather was

Education Station Farm-to-Table Virtual Field Trip

Register Now for the Education Station Farm-to-Table Virtual Field Trip What’s your carbon footprint? Join classrooms all over the country as they calculate their carbon footprint and propose solutions to help offset their carbon footprint.  The first 25 classes to submit their ideas will receive a resource pack to do the hands-on activity featured in

Life of a Can

The word is out! A new and exciting classroom program launched last week that highlights the critical importance of recycling.  Life of a Can: The Never-ending Story is a partnership between Discovery Education and Novelis, a global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world’s largest aluminum recycler.  The program highlights the importance of recycling

3M Young Scientist Challenge: Top 10 Finalists Announced!

Biodegradable plastic. A low-cost CPR simulator. Safe energy storing devices. An efficient water quality monitoring system. Discovery Education and 3M are excited to announce the Top 10 National Finalists chosen in the award-winning Young Scientist Challenge, who’s innovations work towards creating solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. There were hundreds of submissions from all corners of the

Careers Beyond the Court

Quick.  As a bell ringer, ask your students to name someone who has/had a career in professional sports. Did you get any names? Were all the names given of athletes? When most people think of a career in professional sports, they immediately think of that career athlete.  That person that has amazing ability, honed by

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