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6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Research studies across the board all seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to family involvement: When families are involved with their children’s learning from the beginning and throughout their academic careers, students don’t just succeed — they shine. Many parents don’t know where to start, and at times feel like they

Introducing Super Health, Super You

Novo Nordisk and Discovery Education have joined forces to create Super Health, Super You; an educational program for upper elementary school students. Together, they are working to inspire school communities to make healthy lifestyle choices. This program offers engaging resources for students, parents, and educators to utilize the Super Health, Super You Playbook, a compilation

Community Update

Community Update: August 25, 2017

A new format, but same great information.  Your Community Update has changed a little since last school year.  We will now go live for the Update, simulcasting in the DEN Online Community and Facebook.  Don’t worry if you can’t join us for each and everyone, we know you have a lot going on. It will

#CelebrateWithDE – Pythagorean Theorem Day

August 2017 has STEM on the brain. A few days in advance of a total solar eclipse, mathematicians everywhere will be celebrating Pythagorean Theorem Day, August 15, 2017, one of the rare dates that lines up with the theorem. The date illustrates the theorem, which states that, in a right triangle, the square of the

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Water, Water, (Challenges) Everywhere… This month we look towards a Glocal (Global & local impact) challenge in society: water. Whether we look at issues with water pollution, access to drinkable water, using water as an energy source, or changing weather patterns; water is impacting us all. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has declared the

Content Showcase: Summer 2017

Explore new content additions as well as some exciting summer learning opportunities. Preview featured titles in DE Streaming and Techbook in the United States and Canada. Links to each program mentioned in the video are located below. STEM Career Closeup: Water Quality Specialist by EarthEcho International, Inc. Grades: 6-8, 9-12 Services: Streaming U.S., Streaming Canada

Discovering Farmland: Four Ways We’re Sustainable On Our Farm

Like what you see below? Join our Twitter Chat sharing new ways to teach sustainability in agriculture on May 23 at 6:30 pm ET at #FarmlandChat. Sign up today here. Special Guest Post by Carla Wardin  When people talk about sustainability, I like to point to generational farms as an example. I’m the sixth generation in

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

In May, We Celebrate Teachers! This month we celebrate the individuals who challenged us, molded us, and helped inspire us all for who we have become today. Today’s teachers, those who accepted the baton and are tirelessly changing our world’s future, are shaping the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. There are only two words we

2017 Siemens Competition is Now Open

Established in 1999, the Siemens Competition is the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000. Listen to last year’s Individual National Winner, Vineet Edupuganti. Learn More About the Siemens

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