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Live Event – Scientist or Guinea Pig: Science in Space

Live Event – Scientist or Guinea Pig: Science in Space

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.

#CelebratewithDE – World Space Week

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

Dive Under the Sea and Inside the State Department in this Virtual Field Trip

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 9 Principles to Creating Powerful NGSS Classrooms with Science Techbook

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,

Summer is Here: Let the STEM Fun Begin!

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

How a Shark Week Documentary Sparked a Passion that Changed My Life

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,

Discovery Education in Action: Danielle Williams

Welcome to the first in a series of upcoming webinars, blog posts, and livestreams as we drop-in on Discovery Education classrooms to see Discovery Education in Action.  Last month we had the opportunity to visit Danielle Williams’s class in Willmington, NC.  Here’s what she had to say.   Background: B.S. Geology- Radford University, M.A. Teaching Secondary

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