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Community STEM Blog

Community STEM Blog

Welcome to a new DE weekly blog for STEM activities. As educators, we all crave those extra activities that inspire our students and ourselves. Community STEM is just that project. This project was born out of a conversation at Albuquerque’s DENapalooza and continued to grow through many late night texts between North Carolina (Dacia Jones) and

7 Reasons Every Teacher Should Visit Discovering Farmland

Andy Losik, educator extraordinaire who works with Hamilton, Michigan’s Infotech program, posted a fantastic blog about Discovering Farmland.   We partnered with the United State Farmers and Ranchers Alliance to share videos and print resources that help teachers talk to students about the importance of agriculture, farming and ranching. Through video and print resources, the site is broken into

LIVE Virtual Event to Celebrate the 2015 Siemens Competition Winners

Register now On December 8, please join Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation for a LIVE virtual event to include guest speakers and the announcement of the 2015 Siemens Competition Scholarship Winners!  This year, our panel of amazing speakers in industries ranging from space technology to entertainment to healthcare, will tap into what we call

Join Us on 12/3 Live from the Farm: From Soil to Store

Get an Exclusive Look at How Our Favorite Holiday Fruits & Vegetables Go From Soil to Store Just in time for the holidays, the Nutrients for Life Foundation and Discovery Education are taking middle school students to Hinton Farms in Dover, FL as we explore periodic elements, modern farming technology and see first hand where

Monday Morning Conversation Starter: #StartWith1Thing

As I type this, I’m traveling back from Churchill, Manitoba where I’ve spent the past week helping our friends from Polar Bears International with their Tundra Connections webcast series. I had the incredible fortune to observe polar bears, have a gray jay land on my hand, and see an arctic fox along with other arctic animals that are

Discovering our World with STEM: Lesson Ideas

As you get ready to join us for our week of live webcasts from the tundra (check out the schedule here), here are some lesson ideas and other resources to help get you started. Discovery Education Lesson Starters: We just launched a new polar bear content collection with targeted lesson ideas and instructional strategies for K-5,

Lively Lessons: Advanced Science

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas. The human genome contains more than three billion nucleotides! That’s a lot!   Are you looking for ways to challenge your science students? Look no further! A collection of titles from Howard

Developing STEM Inside Every School

In a previous role, I had the unique opportunity to develop a STEM-focused school. As a part of the planning process, I deeply contemplated what a STEM school would look like and what it could really become. The image of this school was forming around ‘ideas and materials’ such as existing classrooms, furniture, instructional framework,

Kilimanjaro Expedition Travel Journal Entry 7

Kossovo Camp to Crater Camp 16,000 to 18,398 feet Alpine Desert to Summit We had a long day today. We spent 7 hours walking what seemed like straight up, through skree (loose rock) and volcanic ash. About mid-day, right on schedule (like previous days), the clouds came in and the temperature dropped. It became very, very, cold.

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