Author Archives: Brad Fountain

My Community Story: With Open Hearts and Open Minds

My Community Story: With Open Hearts and Open Minds

As I prepared to write this post I realized that I am coming up on my tenth year at Discovery Education.  I think back how much I have grown over the years and I am reminded how much all the people who have touch my life during that time have helped shape who I am

September 2012 Techbook Times

With the start of a new school year things are always a little crazy, but also full of excitement.  Most of you are excited to try new lesson ideas and work the great resources you have access to, like Discovery Education.  As part of our support for educators using the Discovery Education Techbook content we

Want to Capitalize on Your Students’ Mars Curiosity?

Discovery Education is always looking to stay on top of the latest developments and NASA’s successful landing of the Curiosity Rover is no exception.  Discovery Education has provided some great free for educators looking for ways to capitalize on their students’ Curiosity about Mars.  Check out the Destination Mars lesson plans for some great resources

The March iPad 2 Winner is…

We are thrilled to announce Anna Heffernan, from Center School District in Missouri, as the winner of the March Scavenger Hunt for STAR Techbook access. Anna will be receiving an iPad 2 from Discovery Education in the next week, but the contest does not end with March. The final chance to win an iPad 2

NASA – All Alone in the Night

In preparation for our coming Seasonal Science Stream I found this great video compilation from the International Space Station.  In this breathtaking video you can see the cities of the world at night, lightning, and the aurora borealis.

STAR Techbook Promotion February Winner!!

Congratulations to Linda Epps from Orange Middle School in Orange, NJ who was selected from hundreds of STAR educators who participated in the February promotion!!  Linda will be receiving her very own iPad 2 from Discovery Education. It’s not too late! During March we will have the second part of our STAR Techbook Promotion and another

DEN STAR Access to Discovery Education Science Techbook

Discovery Education is thrilled to provide STAR Discovery Educators with access to the Discovery Education Science Techbook for the remainder of the school year. To access your state’s version of the Discovery Education Science Techbook you will need to log into and click on Discovery Education Science Techbook Access for STAR Educators, which will

Discovery Education’s Science Techbook: Scientific Explanations in Action

One of the most powerful tools within the Discovery Education Science Techbook is the Scientific Explanations Worksheet, which can be found under the Explain Tab within each concept.  This amazing tools provides a unique insight into the thought process of our students while providing students the opportunity to analyze and interpret data to construct meaning

Gold Rush Alaska: Six Sets of Gold Rush Lesson Plans

For students and teachers who are fans of the Discovery’s Gold Rush Alaska the National Parks Service offers fifteen lesson plans about the Klondike Gold Rush.  The lessons are designed for use with students in grades two through eight. You can view the lessons online or download them as PDFs. The lessons are combination of