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Squish Circuits: Teaching Electricity with Play-dough

Squish Circuits: Teaching Electricity with Play-dough

Science Teachers!  Classroom Teachers!  Wouldn’t your students love this! 4 Minute Video Demonstration with AnnMarie Thomas From TED In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into

Science NetLinks

Science NetLinks is a great resource for science teachers (and any other teacher looking for science information and resources). They have resources for grades K-12. Resources include lesson plans, online resources, lesson tools, and more. It is all free! The resources are all standards based, internet activities. I have been using a few of them and

The Physics Behind “Unstoppable”

The Physics Behind “Unstoppable” is a great piece I found on Open Culture’s website. The article starts with the plot of the movie and a trailer for it and then has a video from Emory physics professor Sidney Perkowitz explaining the physics part of this. Professor Perkowitz has also authored books and articles on physics and science in

Differentiating with Discovery Education Resources

Differentiation is a very important tool for educators to use in their classrooms to help students learn and succeed. Differentiation is a teacher’s response to learner’s needs and a recognition that all students learn differently, have differing backgrounds and varying levels of skills and knowledge. To differentiate learning means to create different paths for students

Science Institute: Day Two

The second day of the DEN Science Institute featured a bunch of special guests including the Superintendent of Miami-Dade Schools, Alberto Carvalho, alongside Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. Institute attendees spent the day developing concept and unit plans using Discovery Education Science content within the 5E instructional model.  They also explored the connections between hands

PD from DE: What a Week!

White tab for DE Webinar Calendar Webinar Calendar on PA Blog Discovery Education Webinars has its mojo working with a week of terrific professional development opportunities. Your PA bloggers want to make your access easy, so you might want to check our DE Webinars tab on our blog for a complete and updated list of

Webinar with Build It Bigger’s Danny Forster

(Reposted from Porter Palmer on the DEN National blog) Mark your calendars! At 1pm ET on Monday, September 13th Danny Forster from the Science Channel’s Build It Bigger is joining us for a special webinar event “A New Way to Look at Architecture.” Danny loves architecture, from the curve of a building’s roof line to