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Discovering our World with STEM: Lesson Ideas

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.

Kilimanjaro Expedition Travel Journal Entry 5

Lava Tower to Karanga Camp 14,442 to 12,998 feet Moorland to Alpine Desert Today we hiked through the most magical part of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Barranco Valley. We made our way through a moss forest and then to the Valley where the Giant Lobelia and Senecio trees which are found nowhere else in the world. The Lobelia,

Who will be America’s Top Young Scientist?

2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 3:00pm ET Live from the 3M Innovation Center The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. Ten national finalists were chosen, and have been working all summer to bring their ideas and inventions

Discover Mount Kilimanjaro from the Comfort of Your Classroom

Kilimanjaro Expedition The GLOBE Program, GLOBE AFRICA, Colorado’s St. Vrain Valley School District and Discovery Education are proud partners in a scientific and learning expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Discovery Education and Science Channel’s Support Our Science Initiative

Last week, Discovery Education and Science Channel hosted two interactive STEM assemblies in Houston area schools as part of the Support Our Science (S.O.S) initiative, an ongoing effort to ignite students’ curiosity while providing educators with the means to build skills and knowledge in STEM. We were joined by special guest Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, astrophysicist

Lively Lessons: Lab Safety

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Conduct an experiment—safely. Experiments are fun and a great way to learn about scientific principles. However, the materials used for experiments require proper handling and a focus on safety. Unsafe behavior can lead

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