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October is National Principal Month and Discovery Education is celebrating by recognizing great principals! If you have a principal who is showing great leadership, you can nominate him or her for the Discovery Education Principal Achievement Award. Great principals will be featured on the Discovery Education blogs in November, be given a certificate of achievement, and may even receive a Discovery prize pack.

Nominate your principal today! Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Happy National Principal Month!


How do you think you compare to these two cute polar bears? We’re hoping you’ll take our challenge to collect some data and ask some questions, so you can be involved in our polar bear excursion. Are your hands bigger than a polar bear’s paws? Do you eat more calories per day?


Discovery Education is partnering with Polar Bears International, again, for their Tundra Connections program; bringing live, free webcasts from the tundra to you during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba.  Soon, my colleague, Kyle, will be packing his bags and heading to the Polar Bear Capital of the World.  Kyle will be posting from the tundra and also hosting some virtual field trips.

Here are the simple ways for you to get involved from the warm comfort of your own school:

  • Tell your teacher about the project, so he or she can help your whole class access the data survey and enter your results –

  • Tell your teacher about the virtual field trips from the tundra, so he or she can help your whole class tune in live or access the archive –

  • Put your questions for Kyle and the scientists in the Comments section of this post; they will be answering student questions during the live webcasts and your could be chosen!
  • Sign in to your Discovery Education account and watch this video segment about polar bear research to warm up for the events –

Epic Story Virtual Field Trip: Archive

We had a great virtual field trip at the Science Channel Headquarters today! Wyatt Channell, Executive Producer on How the Universe Works and many other Science Channel shows, talked to us about his job, production, and storytelling. If you missed it, you can watch it below. Watch it as often as you like, whenever you […]

Meet America’s Top Young Scientist

Last night, after an exciting, collaborative, and tense competition, Sahil Doshi won the coveted title of America’s Top Young Scientist. Along with the title, Sahil received a $25,000 prize and a trip to Costa Rica. You can see all the finalists’ entry videos and read their blog entries about the experience at Favorite the […]

Young Scientist Finals Starting in 5 Minutes!

The clock is ticking and we’re counting down to the 10 finalists in the Young Scientist Challenge presenting live to the judges, a live audience, and via webcast around the world. Are they nervous? Would you be? It’s pretty intense in the room. There is a local news station here. This morning, the finalists completed […]

Middle School Innovations

The 3M Young Scientist Challenge continues today with the final presentations by 10 students. Join the LIVE WEBCAST at 3:00pm ET. Yesterday, the students competed in their first challenge. It required them to learn about a particular area, such as adhesives, non-woven materials, etc., and then collaborate with another student to solve a real world problem. […]