The duty of our school districts doesn’t just rest in educating our students for today, but in preparing them for what the future may hold. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been helping districts achieve that goal since their introduction in 2013 by improving science education for all K–12 students. At the same time,
In a time when school districts across the country are searching for new ways to make breakthroughs in student achievement, Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina has managed to raise the bar of excellence in their classrooms using Discovery Education’s Science Techbook. Fourth- and seventh-grade students using Techbook scored higher in South Carolina’s 2015 Palmetto Assessment of State
From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Tina Garrett, STEM Coordinator, Garland Independent School District, Texas Some teachers are born into education; they come from a family of educators and never really could see themselves becoming anything but a teacher. Others are inspired into education; they had a teacher who was so inspirational and so
From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Queenie Hall, Rock Hill Schools, SC Queenie Hall tried not to go into education. Sure, her mom was a teacher for more than 40 years and her sister was an educator. But Queenie wanted a different path. She majored in communications, did a lot of internships, and got
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.
Hosted at St. Vrain Valley School District, the Virtual Field Trip will provide students with the opportunity to hear about Mount Kilimanjaro first-hand from educators who climbed the mountain. They will learn about collecting environmental data on the mountain’s six biomes and meet a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist to discuss the SMAP Mission, a
SUMMIT DAY Crater Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp 18,398 to 19,340 to 10,498 feet Alpine Desert to Summit WE HAVE MADE IT TO THE SUMMIT! It is currently 10:30 local time. We made it to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa! It was a very long climb, over many
Kossovo Camp to Crater Camp 16,000 to 18,398 feet Alpine Desert to Summit We had a long day today. We spent 7 hours walking what seemed like straight up, through skree (loose rock) and volcanic ash. About mid-day, right on schedule (like previous days), the clouds came in and the temperature dropped. It became very, very, cold.
Karanga Camp to Kossovo Camp 12,998 to 16,000 feet Alpine Desert Today was a very long and tough hike. We passed Barafu Camp on our way to Kossove Camp. Barafu, translating to ice in Swahili should give you some idea as to the temperature at this elevation. Each night the students continue to answer questions
Lava Tower to Karanga Camp 14,442 to 12,998 feet Moorland to Alpine Desert Today we hiked through the most magical part of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Barranco Valley. We made our way through a moss forest and then to the Valley where the Giant Lobelia and Senecio trees which are found nowhere else in the world. The Lobelia,