Tag archives for Science

  1. Please Vote for Us!

    Hi All, One of my fifth grade teachers and I are finalists in the “Bust-a-Myth” Video Challenge. Students used Discovery Education content and tools to investigate a popular science myth (Will cola clean a penny? Discolor a tooth? Dissolve a steak?). We are the  ONLY elementary school competing in this event! We need VOTES to […]

  2. Gulf Spill Investigations & Our Effect on the Systems we Live in

    In the case that you did not know about Jeff Corwin’s webinar on the Horizon disaster last year, please check your schedule for a 10 o’clock slot this Tuesday, April 19th. (register here) At Agua Caliente Elementary School in the Tanque Verde School District in Northeast Tucson, the fifth grade will come together to discuss […]

  3. Squish Circuits: Teaching Electricity with Play-dough

    Science Teachers!  Classroom Teachers!  Wouldn’t your students love this! 4 Minute Video Demonstration with AnnMarie Thomas From TED In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into […]

  4. Science NetLinks

    Science NetLinks is a great resource for science teachers (and any other teacher looking for science information and resources). They have resources for grades K-12. Resources include lesson plans, online resources, lesson tools, and more. It is all free! The resources are all standards based, internet activities. I have been using a few of them and […]

  5. The Physics Behind “Unstoppable”

    The Physics Behind “Unstoppable” is a great piece I found on Open Culture’s website. The article starts with the plot of the movie and a trailer for it and then has a video from Emory physics professor Sidney Perkowitz explaining the physics part of this. Professor Perkowitz has also authored books and articles on physics and science in […]

  6. Differentiating with Discovery Education Resources

    Differentiation is a very important tool for educators to use in their classrooms to help students learn and succeed. Differentiation is a teacher’s response to learner’s needs and a recognition that all students learn differently, have differing backgrounds and varying levels of skills and knowledge. To differentiate learning means to create different paths for students […]

  7. Webinar with Build It Bigger’s Danny Forster

    (Reposted from Porter Palmer on the DEN National blog) Mark your calendars! At 1pm ET on Monday, September 13th Danny Forster from the Science Channel’s Build It Bigger is joining us for a special webinar event “A New Way to Look at Architecture.” Danny loves architecture, from the curve of a building’s roof line to […]

  8. Tigers: The Exhibition

    TIGERS – The Exhibition:  Tracking a Legend South Street Seaport Pier 17 Third Floor Atrium (East River view) New York City To do so, CLICK HERE and complete the RSVP form.  Please print out and present your confirmation email along with your school or district ID upon check in.  (Additional guests are welcome to purchase tickets at the Box […]

  9. DoD at the Biltmore Live!

    We will be broadcasting live today from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC!  You can find us on Ustream.TV here.  Here is the agenda for our day: 9:00 – Welcome and Introduction (Justin Karkow and Jennifer Dorman) 9:10 – Spring Forward with Discovery Education (Jennifer Dorman) 10:00 – Back to School in 2010 (Justin Karkow) […]

  10. World Wide Telescope – an out of this world view!

    I recently received a link to Microsoft Research’s World Wide Telescope – www.worldwidetelescope.org.  According to the user guide:  ”The WorldWide Telescope is a software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—combining terabytes of imagery from such famous telescopes as Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer into one vast panorama of the universe. WorldWide […]

  11. Beyond the Textbook: Multimedia Einsteins

    Among the many hats that Patti Duncan wears, in the summer she teaches young boys in a Science Camp doing hands-on activities. Recently, Discovery has her on the road doing PD for science teachers and is home about 3 days a month (she’s even been to Anchorage). Her switch from the science world to the […]

  12. Fast 5: STEM Survey

      Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist and host of the new Science Channel Series Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible View the Schedule View the Archive   Because I participated in the first Siemens STEM Academy Webinar, I receive notifications about Discovery’s latest partnership and great new science resource, The STEM Academy. If you did […]

  13. Siemens STEM Academy

    If you missed the first in Discovery’s series of Siemens STEM Academy Webinars featuring theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, you will be happy to know that you can watch the archived version at the Siemens STEM Academy. If you are new to the Siemens STEM Academy, Siemens is a Discovery Communication partnership that sponsors Siemens […]

  14. DEN SCIcon 2010 Resources

      When Brad Fountain says that DEN SCIcon 2010 was “an amazing event,” he was totally on target. Here’s what he said on his blog, Science in Action: What an amazing event!! SCIcon exceeded everyone’s expectations in turnout, community involvement, and enhancing science instruction. We had approximately 500 individuals attend virtually including attendees from Australia, […]