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#CelebrateWithDE – World Soil Day

#CelebrateWithDE – World Soil Day

Dig deep. Unearth. Excavate. So many of our learning metaphors relate to getting into soil. Celebrate World Soil Day on Tuesday, December 5 by encouraging your students to consider this wonder beneath their feet with the resources below. Since studying soil requires you to get your hands dirty, we have some resources that encourage that

Classroom Content: Hurricanes

Chances are you and your students have learned more about hurricanes in the last couple of weeks than anyone planned. It’s hard to miss the information that comes to us through the media and our daily interactions within the community. Thankfully, extreme weather events often bring out the best in people. “Look for the helpers,”

Park Ridge Elementary Hits Reset Button, Overcomes Adversity in 2 Years

Three years ago, students at Park Ridge Elementary School were struggling. The Broward County Florida school’s overall test scores were failing, attendance had plummeted, and the Deerfield Beach community was not engaged with the school. District leadership wanted to help breathe new life into the challenged school, which had become one of the lowest-performing schools

How St. Vrain Valley Schools Became a STEM Leader

Discovery Education’s latest article is a deep dive into St. Vrain Valley Schools, a Colorado school district with a powerful story of reinvention. Read the introduction below and then download the full article for free. St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado is on a roll. In just under a decade, the district of 32,000 students

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with these Classroom Resources

A total solar eclipse will be visible on a special path across the United States on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. This astronomical event is a rare opportunity to witness the awesome beauty and power of our sun and consider the science and math that makes a total solar eclipse possible. The path of totality will

#CelebrateWithDE – Pythagorean Theorem Day

August 2017 has STEM on the brain. A few days in advance of a total solar eclipse, mathematicians everywhere will be celebrating Pythagorean Theorem Day, August 15, 2017, one of the rare dates that lines up with the theorem. The date illustrates the theorem, which states that, in a right triangle, the square of the

Experience Discovery Education’s New Look and Features

Arriving just in time for back-to-school, a series of powerful new enhancements are set to launch on Discovery Education services. Starting August 18, Discovery Education users will be able to experience new features designed to facilitate collaboration, creativity, and student engagement, while saving teachers time. A Fresh New Look and Feel The most obvious update

Vote: Techbook, DEN Nominated for THE Journal Readers Choice Awards

Discovery Education Techbook and the Discovery Educator Network have both been nominated for the third-annual THE Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards. The online awards recognize outstanding contributions in education, and the winners are selected by an online poll. Survey respondents can vote for their favorite “software, hardware and services they consider most vital to the job

Phelps vs. Shark: New Techbook and Streaming Resources Available Now

What scientific factors would help decide a race between the Olympic Games’ most accomplished swimmer and the world’s most efficient predator? Students and teachers can now explore this question and more with the arrival of Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White digital resources in Science Techbook™ and Discovery Education Streaming Plus. Subscribers can access

Teaching Scientific Explanation to Middle School Learners

On almost a daily basis, there are articles in the news that seek to provide a scientific explanation for how or why a given natural phenomenon occurred. The topic may be climate change, nuclear energy, genetically modified food or something else that impacts the everyday lives of middle school students. Students need to be able

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