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,
This week on Community STEM we will combine a STEM activity with a classic fairy tale. That troll is up to his old tricks again. He insists that the Billy Goats cannot cross over his bridge. After a brief conversation, the Billy Goats decide that they wouldn’t be breaking the rules if they build a raft to cross the stream. Your task
Every week we are sharing another great STEM activity that will inspire teachers and students. This week we will combine a fun family event with an old classic, “The Egg Drop.” This exciting challenge will be introduced by DEN Star, Kim Miller, from Boise, Idaho. Students will be asked to design a contraption that will
Welcome to a new DE weekly blog for STEM activities. As educators, we all crave those extra activities that inspire our students and ourselves. Community STEM is just that project. This project was born out of a conversation at Albuquerque’s DENapalooza and continued to grow through many late night texts between North Carolina (Dacia Jones) and
First-ever Contest from “The Science of Soil” Awards Agricultural Grants to Schools Discovery Education and the Nutrients for Life Foundation have joined forces to give six lucky schools a chance to win big with the Let It Grow Contest from the partnership program, From the Ground Up:The Science of Soil . Open to educators and
On a day when millions are rushing to buy tickets for the record breaking lottery, don’t forget you can also win big for your school in the Siemens Science Day Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes. You can win free yearlong access to Discovery Education Science for your school. Unlike the lottery you can enter for free each
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries. Register your young scientist today and have them start brainstorming their video submission over winter break. Get your students’ creative wheels turning with our thought starters ranging from how we manufacture to how we stay healthy. They can also get some inspiration from
Students evaluate the MythBusters’ methods as they test different home remedies for keeping Christmas trees healthy and green.
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We’re less than a week away from game day! On December 1, in partnership with EA Sports, Madden NFL and the NFL Players Association, we will introduce Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers, an engaging middle school education program designed to translate students’ love for football into a deeper understanding of the math and science behind America’s
Kilimanjaro Expedition The GLOBE Program, GLOBE AFRICA, Colorado’s St. Vrain Valley School District and Discovery Education are proud partners in a scientific and learning expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.