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Distracted driving is dangerous! Would you like to help select our winning, student-created video, so that millions of people can get this potentially live-saving message?

Discovery Education and Toyota challenged teens across the country to create 60-90 second videos that inspire their peers to be safer drivers. A panel of judges narrowed down more than 1,000 entries to the Top 10, and now it’s up to the public to select our winners.

Check out the Top 10 Finalist videos and vote for your favorite here. You can vote daily, so set a reminder to return each day and vote for your favorite until April 30, 2014 at 5pm EST.



The Finalist video that receives the most votes will win the Grand Prize of $15,000 and the opportunity to re-shoot their video into a TV-ready PSA with a Discovery Film Crew. Choose your favorite, vote, then watch to see if you catch the PSA on TV!

And, of course, remember to drive safely and remind others to do the same.

There’s a design and drafting classroom in Pennsylvania referred to as “The Firm” and led by a teacher named Scott Didra. The classroom gets its name because it is run like an architecture firm. Students in this class have build a small scale house and a ticket booth for their own athletic field. Next Tuesday, Discovery Education will be livecasting from this classroom, allowing students to go inside Mr. Didra’s class and experience the amazing environment for themselves.

Join us — you can register yourself, as a student, if you have access to a computer and are available at stream time; or you can encourage your teacher to register and let the whole class participate.

Register HERE for the event on Tuesday, April 22, at 1:00pm ET.


Does one of your teachers do something cool like this in the classroom? Do you have real-world, authentic projects? We’d love to hear about them in the Comments section!


YSC Challenge: One Week Left to Enter

Don’t miss out on your chance to win $25,000 and the opportunity¬†to work one-on-one with a 3M scientist! Entering is easy – Identify a real-world problem. Think of a way to solve that problem using science and engineering. Create a 1-2 minute video telling us all about your great idea. (Hint: You can even use […]

Making Stuff with Discovery Education: Blabberize

Don’t you wish that picture of a giraffe that you downloaded from your Discovery Education account could talk? With Blabberize, it can! This free web tool lets you put words right into the mouths of your favorite animals and other images. A talking plant? Sure. A talking car? You bet. Be one of the first […]

Pearl Valley Farms Virtual Field Trip Tomorrow

Tomorrow, April 10 at 1:00pm ET, Discovery Education will be in Illinois to livestream the virtual field trip to Pearl Valley Farms. Check out the map to see where Pearl Valley Farms is and see if you’ve ever traveled farther for a field trip! Our own Lance Rougeux will be visiting the farm and talking […]

Try This at Home

  Spin a raw egg on the counter and make some observations about the motion; then spin a hard-boiled egg on the counter and make some observations about the motion. They behave differently, huh? Why do you think that is? Leave your hypothesis in the comments section, then watch our virtual field trip to find […]