The first day of winter, or Winter Solstice, falls on December 21, 2016. It’s a great time to use imagery to engage your students in all their core areas. We have some ideas for using some specific teaching strategies along with winter-related content to strengthen literacy skills. If you want to focus all your attention
World Soil Day, celebrated annually on December 5, is a global day to raise awareness of the importance of soil as a critical component of our ecosystem.
Join the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for STEM in 30 and explore the effects of space on the humans who travel there, then check out some out-of-this-world Discovery Education resources revealing the wonders of space exploration.
World Space Week, celebrated October 4 – 10, 2016, is an annual international celebration of science and technology. Explore these Discovery Education Streaming and Science Techbook resources and introduce your students to the wonder of space exploration. Don’t forget to sign up for the Generation Beyond Virtual Field Trip, live from Lockheed Martin Space Operations
Go inside the U.S. State Department with Discovery Education, and meet some of the world’s greatest thinkers as they envision plans to help save our ocean. “Of the People: Protecting Our Ocean” is Discovery Education’s latest virtual field trip. On Sept. 14, we will take viewers to Washington D.C., where leaders at the State Department
The duty of our school districts doesn’t just rest in educating our students for today, but in preparing them for what the future may hold. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been helping districts achieve that goal since their introduction in 2013 by improving science education for all K–12 students. At the same time,
By Jonathan Gerlach, Discovery Education’s National Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives One of the most important parts of STEM teaching and learning is students having the opportunity to see how the world works outside the classroom bringing content to life in context. We stress the importance of integrating the idea of “real-world” into learning. However we
By Dr. Craig O’Connell, founder and director of O’Seas Conservation Foundation, Inc. The phone rang. It was my uncle, asking to speak with me. I looked at my mom, waving my hands back and forth, obviously mouthing the word “NOOOOO.” I did not want to be disturbed as I anxiously sat in front of the TV,
In this Lively Lesson, students propose the relocation of an endangered animal by researching its habitat, estimating costs for the relocation, and supporting their choices with evidence.
Jonathan Gerlach | National Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives When I was in third grade, I vividly remember playing with my “Operation” game for hours. One afternoon it stopped working. No buzzing, no red light. Nothing. Instead of just tossing it away, I engaged in the exciting ritual of taking the toy apart. I had