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Students in Space – Where Would You Live?

Students in Space – Where Would You Live?

By Emily Sigman In celebration of Space Day, we’re featuring student work from Mineola Middle School in Mineola, NY. Mr. Vince Interrante’s fifth grade students worked in collaborative teams to explore the solar system with the goal of finding a location that may be able to sustain life and be colonized in the future. The

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Infuse the MAKER Spirit into Your K-5 Classroom

Infuse the MAKER Spirit into Your K-5 Classroom   Has the springtime slump hit your classroom? Discovery Education and Elmer’s want to help bring back the excitement with free Maker activities from Science Fair Central. These fast and fun activities are hands-on to encourage scientific exploration and spark curiosity in your K-5 students! At www.ScienceFairCentral.com

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#SpaceDay2015: From Tannhäuser Gate to the Pillars of Creation

This is a featured guest post written by Wyatt Channell, Executive Producer for Science Channel’s How the Universe Works.  Don’t forget to register for our #OfthePeople Virtual Field Trip to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center this Friday at 1 PM EDT! I couldn’t tell you how many programs I’ve made about space over the last five years. I’ve

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The STAR of our Show

There’s a lot of talk about the planets these days (poor Pluto), but the main attraction of the solar system is keeping things in motion.  In honor of Space Week, I thought I would share some resources and experiments that will brighten your students’ week!     Weather Things: Sun, Air, Wind, and Atmosphere: The

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Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

Don’t miss an opportunity to transport your students into exciting places featuring fascinating people and careers.  Take a look below for some of our upcoming events, or browse our archived events by following the directions below.   Dates: 4-30-15 at 10:40am – 11:20pm ET Title: Of the People: A Conversation with President Obama Suggested Grade Levels: 3-8 Description: Join

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Lively Lessons: Space Day

After learning about natural resources, recycling, and alternative fuels during Earth Day, we transition this week’s Lively Lesson from Earth to the universe—just in time for Space Day. 2015 is an exciting year for planetary exploration with a number of important NASA missions and significant discoveries. In celebration of Space Day, join us on May

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Students’ Earth Day Learning Showcase

Last week we shared a special board for your students to use as they explored concepts related to Earth Day. In that board, we challenged students to create boards to showcase what they’ve learned about taking care of our planet.  Here are a few of our favorites.   Discovery Educator Patti Grammen’s student responded to

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Lesson/Activity: Solar Sources – Turn the Sunshine on this Earth Day!

More solar energy hits the earth in one day than can be used in 27 years, which means we use less than one percent of the sun’s power. Solar panels are being used more often in American homes and businesses. Solar energy is clean power that does not pollute the environment. LESSON SEQUENCE: Have students

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Lively Lessons: Recycling

Each year, Americans throw away millions of tons of paper, glass bottles, plastic containers, aluminum cans, yard clippings, and other types of solid wastes. Increasingly we are realizing that we are running out of places to put this waste as our landfills fill up. In this week’s Lively Lesson students will examine their own life

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