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Announcing: Discover Data

Announcing: Discover Data

Connecting students with the real-world sounds incredibly easy, after all, we live in the real world.  Our students encounter and navigate real-world opportunities and challenges on a daily basis, and we want to make sure they are best equipped to do so. Every action is a data point. And, whether completely conscious of it or

Teach Students How to Power a Business Using Green Energy!

Solar or Wind? Decision-Making in Entrepreneurship How much do your students know about the real-world applications of STEAM learning? Don’t miss the new activity from the Ford STEAM Lab, Powering A Business Plan, that challenges students to apply their STEAM skills to real-world situations like opening a business! In Powering A Business Plan, students will

NEW Design Thinking Activity from the Ford STEAM Lab! Challenge Students to Use Empathy in Problem-Solving

Design Thinking as a Strategy to Teach Empathy Searching for new ways to excite students about STEAM learning this summer? Introduce Designed to Shine in your next summer camp or summer school class! Developed in partnership with the Ford STEAM Lab, this hands-on lesson challenges students to use Design Thinking to create a prototype of

Game Time! We’re kicking off our VFT to EA Sports!

Tune in Today to Watch A Numbers Game Virtual Field Trip  Join Wide Receiver Antonio Brown, as he takes us behind-the-scenes of EA SPORTS and the NFL Combine to explore the data behind video game development! In this numbers-driven virtual field trip your class can play along as we demystify how data can be used and spark

Bring the Magic of Madden to Life with a NEW Virtual Field Trip

  A Numbers Game: Data-Driven Decision-Making and Video Game Development! Did you know that more than 400 people work on Madden NFL every year – that’s enough to field more than seven football teams! Fun statistics are just the start of what students will learn in this exclusive look at the data that helps create

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

The Power of Student Challenges

Over the last few years, I have students participate in the Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Within our program, we do what we can to promote collaboration and problem solving, and I can think of no better way to do that then to let students take on real-world problems to solve. Most of the

2018 Discovery Education STEM Community Reading Lists

With March being National Reading Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to immerse ourselves in STEM-infused literature! Books are so important to growing a STEM mindset, especially with the earliest of learners. Books open doors and windows to worlds and experiences which many students may never have the opportunity to enjoy in

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Encouraging Students to Make Mistakes: Lessons from Silicon Valley

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, used an abacus at his school in Ukraine because calculators were not available. As a teenager, he emigrated to the United States in 1992 and settled in Mountain View, California, not far from today’s Google headquarters. He and his mother struggled in those early years, living in public

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