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#CelebrateWithDE – Earth Day 2017

#CelebrateWithDE – Earth Day 2017

Celebrating Earth Day seems like a breeze in grades K-12 because there are so many angles to take: animals, plants, weather, energy, water…. The sky is – literally – the limit! Although such a broad topic can present unique challenges, consider celebrating curiosity and learning and start with a broad stroke using one of Discovery’s

#CelebrateWithDE – Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was an incredibly creative thinker, making him an inspiration for students interested in a variety of topics from physics to sculpture. Celebrate his birthday on April 15th by encouraging kids to dive into his theories, schematics, and inventions. We’ve selected some resources from Discovery Education to get you started, but you’ll find

#CelebratewithDE – National Library Week: Blog Post 2

There’s more! …Continue to #CelebratewithDE for National Library Week We’re still celebrating National Library Week and helping you find some of the best resources we have about the treasures you’ll find in your school’s media center. Libraries transform, so consider an extra visit to your library media center this week and use our content and

#CelebratewithDE – National Library Week: Blog Post 1

To celebrate National Library Week, we’ve curated some of the best reading resources from Discovery Education, from a review of reading strategies to audio books of classic literature. Use these resources as starting points for celebrating reading and, then, be sure to visit your library and thank a librarian/media specialist. Show us how libraries transform

#CelebratewithDE – Inventors & Inventions Month

Join us in celebrating Inventors & Inventions Month by providing cool and wacky resources to your students and letting their imaginations run wild. Start your exploration with our Content Collection, continue with some of the resources we’ve highlighted below, and then tinker with our filters to find even more information to inspire your students. Featured

#CelebrateWithDE – April Fools’ Day

In celebration of April Fools’ Day, we look at pranks, lies, deceptions, and half-truths throughout history. The Trojan Horse Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook Grades 9-12, Video Segment The Trojan Horse is story of the Greeks building a huge wooden horse, hiding men inside, and then tricking the Trojans into wheeling the horse inside

Teaching Scientific Explanation to Middle School Learners

On almost a daily basis, there are articles in the news that seek to provide a scientific explanation for how or why a given natural phenomenon occurred. The topic may be climate change, nuclear energy, genetically modified food or something else that impacts the everyday lives of middle school students. Students need to be able

Call for DEN Online Community Facilitators

UPDATED: We have now opened up consideration for facilitators to retired Discovery Educators. Those individuals have the necessary background and now have a way to remain active in a community that they helped build. Wanted: DEN Online Community Facilitators We are looking for community members to serve as DEN Online Community Facilitators. Facilitators must be current

#CelebrateWithDE – Weather Month

From deciding whether or not to bring an umbrella to school to thinking about meteorology as a career path, the weather matters to everyone! We’re certain your science scope and sequence includes the basics about weather appropriate to your grade level. So, we invite you to celebrate Weather Month by reviewing the instruments that help

#CelebratewithDE – First Day of Spring

Bring spring to life with your students this year. Spring begins on March 20, 2017 and we’re celebrating the season with the arts – drawing and singing. Within each grade band, we’ve selected a focus, resources, and activities to get your students excited and knowledgeable about spring! Grades K-2 For this grade band, lead a

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