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2018 Discovery Education STEM Community Reading Lists

2018 Discovery Education STEM Community Reading Lists

With March being National Reading Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to immerse ourselves in STEM-infused literature! Books are so important to growing a STEM mindset, especially with the earliest of learners. Books open doors and windows to worlds and experiences which many students may never have the opportunity to enjoy in

Celebrating and Debating Founding Father’s Day!

Did you know that Ben Franklin’s currency printing firm thwarted counterfeiters by spelling “Pennsylvania” incorrectly and on purpose? How about that the famous signatures at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence were actually kept secret for many months after the public reveal for fear of the signers’ safety? Or that many of the Founders

Teaching Shakespeare isn’t just for our Shakespeare 400 VFT

We hope that many of you will be joining us for our celebration of Shakespeare this Friday (22nd April) at 2:30pm BST. You can watch live or register for the on-demand version. We know that teaching Shakespeare is more than a one-day event though — you and your students learn about Shakespeare’s works at various

#CelebrateWithDE – National Read Across America Day

#CelebrateWithDE and join FableVision and Discovery Education for a live read aloud from award-winning authors and illustrators Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds. Use these activities with classes before, during, and after the live event to enrich and extend the learning experience.

Lively Lessons: Celebrating and Supporting All Readers

Discovery Education joins teachers, students, parents, and communities in celebrating reading and instilling a love for literature at all ages. In this Lively Lesson, we share favorite literature series and resources in the Discovery Education library and instructional ideas for use in your classroom.

The Billy Goats Build a Raft!

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

Lively Lessons: Lab Safety

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Conduct an experiment—safely. Experiments are fun and a great way to learn about scientific principles. However, the materials used for experiments require proper handling and a focus on safety. Unsafe behavior can lead

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