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#CelebrateWithDE – Pythagorean Theorem Day

#CelebrateWithDE – Pythagorean Theorem Day

August 2017 has STEM on the brain. A few days in advance of a total solar eclipse, mathematicians everywhere will be celebrating Pythagorean Theorem Day, August 15, 2017, one of the rare dates that lines up with the theorem. The date illustrates the theorem, which states that, in a right triangle, the square of the

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day was established in 2000 by the UN General Assembly and is coming up on June 20. It’s a good time to talk to your students about the definition of a refugee and the challenges people throughout time and all around the world have faced when they are forced to leave their homeland.

EA Sports: Madden NFL & NFLPA STEM Career Challenge

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See Students require opportunities to see what careers exist beyond their classrooms and community. Students must also understand how STEM factors in each career pathway. The ability to see how student passions and interests can extend to careers in STEM is critical to success in the future. Discovery Education

Discovery Education in Action: Amanda Pond

Step inside the classrooms of Discovery Education Community members from around globe with Discovery Education in Action. Learn how peers are using digital media in their classrooms, hear how they solve problems, and experience Discovery Education through their eyes. About Name: Amanda Pond Role: Middle School Math Teacher (grades 6-8) School: Loving Middle School School District:

#CelebratewithDE – Inventors & Inventions Month

Join us in celebrating Inventors & Inventions Month by providing cool and wacky resources to your students and letting their imaginations run wild. Start your exploration with our Content Collection, continue with some of the resources we’ve highlighted below, and then tinker with our filters to find even more information to inspire your students. Featured

Pi Day Word Play

This post was provided by our math guru Patrick Vennebush, who originally posted on his blog Math Jokes for Mathy Folks. You can see the original post and more here. Join our Virtual Pi Day Party on Twitter and Facebook for more resources, activities, and Pi trivia.  A Cool Quick Trick for Pi Day [This trick] was attributed to Martin

#CelebrateWithDE – Pi in the Real World

Please note, your access to the resources highlighted in this post will depend on the specific services you are licensed to receive. Pi, possibly one of the most famous mathematical constants out there. It tells us the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and can be approximated to 3.14159. Mathematicians have been trying to

#CelebrateWithDE – Albert Einstein

  Did you know that March 14th is also Albert Einstein’s birthday? Born in 1879, Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who is most famous for his theory of relativity as well as the equation E=MC2. Use the suggested resources from Discovery Education below to honor this scientist as part of your Pi Day celebrations.

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