As I type this, I’m traveling back from Churchill, Manitoba where I’ve spent the past week helping our friends from Polar Bears International with their Tundra Connections webcast series. I had the incredible fortune to observe polar bears, have a gray jay land on my hand, and see an arctic fox along with other arctic animals that are
I’ve spent the past five days supporting our friends at Polar Bears International with their Tundra Connections webcast series that brings classrooms from all around the world to the tundra to learn from scientists about polar bears, climate change and what we can do to help save our sea ice. The theme of this week
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,
Celebrate International Polar Bear Day! Check out the Thermostat Challenge from our friends at Polar Bears International and explore all the great resources below. Polar Bears: A to Z A – Arctic Adaptations Check out this great Discovery Education video segment: “The Key to Bears’ Survival” and hear directly from Alysa McCall about polar bear adaptations.
Live Virtual Event Engages Middle-School Students on the Importance of Saving Energy On October 27, join Discovery Education and special guest, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, for a LIVE virtual discussion to celebrate National ENERGY STAR® Day. As the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator McCarthy’s job is to find common sense ways
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,
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
Last week engineering was trending on twitter due to the hashtags #IAmAnEngineer and #ILookLikeAnEngineer. These hashtags are focused on breaking down stereotypes in engineering and promoting the many types of people who are engineers. Unfortunately, engineering is an industry that people often have a very fixed perception of what an “engineer” is and many students
Posted on behalf of John Hill, Executive Director, National Rural Education Association. As I travel around the country, I hear the concerns about opportunities for rural students to study the STEM areas, learn about STEM career opportunities, the availability of Internet and cell service, and the difficulties recruiting and retaining STEM teachers in rural areas.
Do you want to help the DEN make a difference? This year at the Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute in Washington D.C. the Leadership Council assembled STEM kits for a public school in the area. We are reaching out to you to share ideas that we could share with the children and on this blog