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Students’ Earth Day Learning Showcase

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


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


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


Building Effective Science Practices

Building Effective Science Practices With the 5E Model of Instruction The 5E model of instruction has long been recognized as an important model of instruction for the effective teaching of science practices in K-12. Hear from experts and a school district on how the 5E model can balance the critical thinking and problem solving skills


Discovery Education Streaming Newsletter: April 2015

Celebrate Earth Day with Discovery Education – this month’s newsletter is packed with resources for you to use with your students. Highlights include our Earth Day Digital Challenge, an Earth Day Content Collection and a look at America’s Top Young Scientist, Sahil Doshi’s environmentally friendly battery PolluCell to name a few. Find out more Check out


Livestream Announcement: Virtual Tour of a Working Egg Farm!

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Transport Your Students to a Working Egg Farm! Discovery Education and the American Egg Board have joined forces to give your K-5 students a behind-the-scenes look at Creighton Brothers Farms in Atwood, Indiana. Join us as we explore the ecosystem and food webs of an egg farm and discover how


Livestream Announcement: Meet Sahil, America’s Top Young Scientist

Meet Sahil, America’s Top Young Scientist February 24 at 1:00PM – 2:00PM EST Live from Pittsburgh, PA Meet Sahil Doshi, America’s 2014 Top Young Scientist. Inspired by the global energy crisis, Sahil developed an innovative new battery design called PolluCell and submitted his innovative idea to the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Chosen


Discovery Education Techbook Experience in Garland!

Greetings Garland ISD educators, parents, students, and the greater Garland community! You are invited to an exciting event that will showcase the power of the Discovery Education Science Techbook and other digital science resources available to all at Garland ISD!  Our Discovery Education team will facilitate informative, fun-filled, and engaging hands-on activities that will thrill and inspire parents, students,


Bringing Polar Bears to your Classroom!

The DEN team is again partnering with Polar Bears International for their Tundra Connections program; bringing live, free webcasts from the tundra to your classroom during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba.  Soon, I’ll be packing my bags and headed to the Polar Bear Capital of the World.  I hope you and your students