Our district has just added Discovery Science for all elementary schools. I just attended a workshop introducing this. In the school year just finished I played with this a little with my students, thanks to the 90 day free trial I received from Discovery during teacher appreciation week. They thought it was “totally cool,” and so did I, so I was excited to learn more about it.
After spending an afternoon at training, I’m thinking that we won’t need the science textbook this year. I can see teaching all the content just from this fabulous sight. With its mix of videos, e-books, reading passages, virtual labs, and more, Discovery Science is going to make teaching and learning science an engaging activity this year. Combined with lots of great AIMS activities I believe I’m going to see my third graders make real progress this year. I had already written my professional development goal for 2009 – 2010 in the area of science, and now I’ve been handed an excellent tool.