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#CelebratewithDE – Inventors & Inventions Month

#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

#CelebrateWithDE – Use Pi…Like a Scientist

Please note, your access to the resources highlighted in this post will depend on the specific services you are licensed to receive. Join our Virtual Pi Day Party on Twitter and Facebook for more resources, activities, and Pi trivia.  Pi, possibly one of the most famous mathematical constants out there. It tells us the ratio of a circle’s circumference to

#CelebrateWithDE – Pi in the Real World

Please note, your access to the resources highlighted in this post will depend on the specific services you are licensed to receive. Pi, possibly one of the most famous mathematical constants out there. It tells us the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and can be approximated to 3.14159. Mathematicians have been trying to

#CelebrateWithDE – St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, the feast of St. Patrick celebrates Ireland’s patron saint, but the many Irish who emigrated to other countries have helped make St. Patrick’s Day a secular holiday celebrating all things Irish. In this Lively Lesson, students create illuminated letters that represent St. Patrick. For more ideas and digital resources, explore the St.

#CelebratewithDE – Daylight Saving

People anticipate Daylight Saving with mixed feelings: It will stay lighter longer in the evenings! I’ll lose an hour of sleep! Whatever you and students are feeling about the time change, help your students understand the history of the policy (based solidly in politics and history, rather than science) and exactly how it works. Daylight

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