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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Check Out These Autumnal Resources

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Check Out These Autumnal Resources

For many, Autumn marks the time of year that the weather begins to cool, leaves turn brilliant shades of red and orange, and every food, drink, and candle is flavored with pumpkin spice. But what causes these phenomena to occur? While we can’t speak for your latte, the cooling weather is the result of Earth’s

Prepare to be Amazed: Live from the 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finals

10 Real-World Problems, 10 Brilliant Young Minds, 10 Innovative Solutions Mark your calendars and save the date because you absolutely do not want to miss the opportunity to hear from some of the brightest young scientists in the country. Joining is as simple as 1,2,3. Get to know the finalists before the big event! The 10

5 Ways STEM Inspires Students to Change the World

Many of the problems we face in our world today will not be solved by today’s adults, but by the students in our classrooms. Whether it is inventing a better way to distribute clean water, repopulate endangered species, or traveling and colonizing Mars; our students will be the ones leading the way. We don’t have

#CelebrateWithDE – World Space Week

Earthlings across the globe will be marking World Space Week from October 4 – 10, 2017. We hope you and your students will be a part of the festivities to celebrate this year’s theme: “Exploring New Worlds in Space.” With such a clear focus on exploration, the options for study are many: the science behind

Innovating Your Future: 3M Young Scientist Challenge

UPDATE: Friday, 10/13/17 We’ve made it to the last day of our Innovating Your Future call-to-action, as we prepare to announce the 2017 “Top Young Scientist”! Today is all about making connections, so we invite you to check out the incredible innovation of Sahil Doshi, our 2014 Top Young Scientist. Featured student using innovation to

Live from the Tundra – Cold Careers: Working with Polar Bears

Tundra Connections: Cold Careers | 1PM ET #CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about

Live from the Tundra – Paws Up for Polar Bears

Tundra Connections: Paws Up for Polar Bears | 11AM ET #CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and

#CelebrateWithDE – Autumnal Equinox

Twice a year, for one day in spring and one day in autumn, the sun’s rays strike the earth directly at the equator. This causes daylight and nighttime to last for exactly the same amount of time (12 hours) on those two days. The event is called equinox, which is Latin for equal night. Build

Classroom Content: Hurricanes

Chances are you and your students have learned more about hurricanes in the last couple of weeks than anyone planned. It’s hard to miss the information that comes to us through the media and our daily interactions within the community. Thankfully, extreme weather events often bring out the best in people. “Look for the helpers,”

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