Implementing a powerful STEM education program can be an enormous challenge. Today’s educators must capture students’ attentions, develop their problem-solving skills, and prepare them for the challenging 21st-century careers to come. To achieve that, school districts need to know that they’re using tools proven to be effective. So it was with great honor that we
During the holiday season, we see all the amazing sights, sounds, and joy shared by all; however, we sometimes forget all the work that it takes to make this time so special. STEMtistic of the Month 78% of adults plan on using their smartphones for holiday shopping. 28 % of Millennials plan to do ALL
World Soil Day, celebrated annually on December 5, is a global day to raise awareness of the importance of soil as a critical component of our ecosystem.
“You can’t be what you can’t see” Students need opportunities to see what careers are in the world beyond the classroom as well as understanding how STEM plays into each career pathway. Giving students the ability to see how their passions can be turned into work around STEMis critical to their success in the future. Discovery
Tune in to see how different teams on the tundra are utilizing STEM skills to support a global conversation and make a positive impact for polar bears.
STEM is not just about exploring the world around us, but a reason to take action and bring change to the world in a positive way. This month we examine ways you can make an impact on the world and your community through STEM! STEMtistic of the Month: Since 1979, during summer, arctic ice decreased
The following is from our latest white paper on STEM, “Using Science Techbook to Support Great STEM Education,” written by Amy Gensemer, Director of Science Curriculum at Discovery Education. Today’s students live in a world of constant stimulation. Whether it’s Xbox, social media, or television, students have continuous access to highly enticing visual information, entertainment, and connectivity.
STEM is truly everywhere when we look at the world around us! This month, we will explore how STEM and sports are interconnected in ways that students typically don’t think about. STEMtistic of the Month: On average, only 2% of the employees for an NFL team consists of players and coaches. So what is the other
The duty of our school districts doesn’t just rest in educating our students for today, but in preparing them for what the future may hold. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been helping districts achieve that goal since their introduction in 2013 by improving science education for all K–12 students. At the same time,
By Jonathan Gerlach, Discovery Education’s National Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives One of the most important parts of STEM teaching and learning is students having the opportunity to see how the world works outside the classroom bringing content to life in context. We stress the importance of integrating the idea of “real-world” into learning. However we