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NEW Middle School Nuclear Science Program

NEW Middle School Nuclear Science Program

By Jessica Donaldson, Technology Teacher, Cane Bay Middle School, Berkeley County School District, SC __________________________________________ Did you know that South Carolina has four nuclear power plants that supplied roughly 58% of the state’s electricity in 2017? I live and teach in South Carolina, and while I knew we had several nuclear power plants, I did not

Super Health, Super You: A Balancing Act

By Kristen Davis, 1st Grade Educator from Jay Elementary School, Santa Rosa County, Florida School District Super Health, Super You Discovery Education Program Ambassador   As teachers trying to change the landscape of education to match the progress of technology, we understand how important it is to make sure students are fluent in technology and

Teach Students How to Power a Business Using Green Energy!

Solar or Wind? Decision-Making in Entrepreneurship How much do your students know about the real-world applications of STEAM learning? Don’t miss the new activity from the Ford STEAM Lab, Powering A Business Plan, that challenges students to apply their STEAM skills to real-world situations like opening a business! In Powering A Business Plan, students will

NEW Design Thinking Activity from the Ford STEAM Lab! Challenge Students to Use Empathy in Problem-Solving

Design Thinking as a Strategy to Teach Empathy Searching for new ways to excite students about STEAM learning this summer? Introduce Designed to Shine in your next summer camp or summer school class! Developed in partnership with the Ford STEAM Lab, this hands-on lesson challenges students to use Design Thinking to create a prototype of

Game Time! We’re kicking off our VFT to EA Sports!

Tune in Today to Watch A Numbers Game Virtual Field Trip  Join Wide Receiver Antonio Brown, as he takes us behind-the-scenes of EA SPORTS and the NFL Combine to explore the data behind video game development! In this numbers-driven virtual field trip your class can play along as we demystify how data can be used and spark

Practical Applications for High School STEM: Navy STEM Challenges Now Available!

Guest blog by Jamie Jenkins, Manager of Instructional Design for Discovery Education   Navy STEM for the Classroom, created in partnership with America’s Navy, is a series of interactive classroom resources designed for 9-12 graders to explore the world of STEM through real Navy careers.  If your students are curious about applying their learning to

Get Off the Bench and Into the Game with Special Guest Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown!

One Week Left to Register: A Numbers Game: Data-Driven Decision-Making and Video Game Development! RUN the numbers, PASS the insights, and SCORE the skills needed to create the magic of Madden with the NEW Virtual Field Trip. We are taking students behind-the-scenes of EA SPORTS to learn how DATA dominates video game development with special guest Antonio

Science Fair Central

As creation and science fair time approaches, the Science Fair Central website is a rich resource of ideas for projects of investigation.  For me, it is a year-round resource for maker activities, local workshop events, and inspiration. As an educator, I was first drawn to the Science Fair Central website to participate in the Home

The Power of Student Challenges

Over the last few years, I have students participate in the Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Within our program, we do what we can to promote collaboration and problem solving, and I can think of no better way to do that then to let students take on real-world problems to solve. Most of the

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Encouraging Students to Make Mistakes: Lessons from Silicon Valley

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, used an abacus at his school in Ukraine because calculators were not available. As a teenager, he emigrated to the United States in 1992 and settled in Mountain View, California, not far from today’s Google headquarters. He and his mother struggled in those early years, living in public

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