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Teaching Scientific Explanation to Middle School Learners

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

#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 – Myth or Fact? Exploring the Bendiness of Rivers

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.  One surprising thing we found out about Pi this week is that Pi can also describe the bendiness of a river.

America’s Navy STEM for the Classroom: New Physics Lesson

Explore the Forces of Flight with a New Digital Lesson Make physics exciting and relevant for your high schoolers with the new, free digital lesson plan, Ocean Landing, brought to you by Discovery Education in partnership with the U.S. Navy. Students will investigate how pilots launch and land high-speed F35 jets on the flight deck

Science Techbook a ‘Game Changer’ for 5th Graders at Asheboro Schools

We love hearing about student success in districts using Discovery Education Techbook. Over the years, we’ve gathered many such success stories, and it’s time to add Asheboro City Schools in North Carolina to that list. Asheboro’s newspaper, The Courier-Tribune, recently reported on local student achievement through their usage of Science Techbook, writing that the digital

#CelebrateWithDE – Winter Solstice

The first day of winter, or Winter Solstice, falls on December 21, 2016. It’s a great time to use imagery to engage your students in all their core areas. We have some ideas for using some specific teaching strategies along with winter-related content to strengthen literacy skills. If you want to focus all your attention

Oak Ridge Students Achieve More with Discovery Education

Students at Oak Ridge Schools in Tennessee have significantly increased their state testing scores using a combination of Discovery Education Science Techbook™ and Streaming Plus. A recent analysis by Discovery Education shows that Oak Ridge’s fourth graders taught with these resources had higher science, reading, and math scores on the 2015 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program

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