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Learning in 360 Degrees: Glorious Glaciers!

Learning in 360 Degrees: Glorious Glaciers!

Learning is: Finding the STEM in the Study of How Glaciers Helped Shape The Land Around Kennedy Middle School Visit Ms. Buck’s eighth grade classroom at Kennedy Middle School in Natick, Massachusetts. Ms. Buch and Kennedy Middle School allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in their study of the history of how glaciers

Science Fair Central

As creation and science fair time approaches, the Science Fair Central website is a rich resource of ideas for projects of investigation.  For me, it is a year-round resource for maker activities, local workshop events, and inspiration. As an educator, I was first drawn to the Science Fair Central website to participate in the Home

Classroom Content: Biomimicry

Can we create solutions to environmental challenges based on features that appear in nature? Can we make products with structures that mimic animal adaptations? Use these resources, including a nod to an early biomimicry specialist, Leonardo da Vinci, to let the STEMagination begin to roll. Then, join us on the Virtual Field Trip to investigate

#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

#CelebrateWithDE – Healthy Living

Help your students succeed by underscoring the importance of eating nutritious food as a way to stay healthy. From kindergarten to high school, students need information and time to develop good habits as they learn to make more and more choices for themselves. By providing engaging resources and opportunities for open discussion, you can help

Celebrate Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families

It’s October and the fall colors are in full swing with bright oranges, crisp reds, mellow yellows and a supportive pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and DecodingCancer.org is dedicated to the mothers, daughters, sisters, and teachers who will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. We have resources to help, as many questions come up

#CelebrateWithDE – Autumnal Equinox

Twice a year, for one day in spring and one day in autumn, the sun’s rays strike the earth directly at the equator. This causes daylight and nighttime to last for exactly the same amount of time (12 hours) on those two days. The event is called equinox, which is Latin for equal night. Build

2017 Siemens Competition Deadline Extended

Due to recent extreme weather conditions, the deadline for the 2017 Siemens Competition has been extended to Monday, September 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM ET. There’s still time to enter the 2017 Siemens Competition. High school students in the 9th – 12th grade may submit a team project. Also, students in their last year of

#CelebrateWithDE – Labor Day

Celebrate the achievements of workers throughout history with resources and ideas for exploring Labor Day. Established as a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day recognizes workers and the labor movement. Today, the holiday is marked with parades, news stories, and personal celebrations on the first Monday in September. Featured Resource Content Collection: Labor Day Grades

2017 Young Scientist Challenge Finalists

Discovery Education and 3M  present the 10 finalists from across America as part of its Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, which is celebrating its landmark 10th anniversary. The annual premier competition recognizes scientific thinking and imagination in students grades 5-8 who dream up a solution to an everyday problem that ultimately could reshape and

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