Later this week, I will be presenting several sessions at NSTA in St. Louis. One of the sessions is in partnership with Elmer’s, a company that is really dedicated to supporting teachers and young scientists throughout the world. They provide online resources that are really helpful as you go through the entire Science Fair experience.
Due to a temporary technology meltdown, the DESC webinar with Product Director, Bob Onsi is being re-scheduled. Bob shuffled his calendar around and will offer this special tour of Science Connection twice in the next two weeks. Join us this Thursday, March 22 at 5 PM (EST) or on Tuesday, March 27 at 5 PM
Less than two weeks until the NSTA National Conference in St. Louis, MO. If you are going to be there, stop by booth 3046 and say hello. Discovery Educators can pick up a "Discovery Educator" ribbon to add to their conference badges. We have a bunch of great sessions in the booth as well as
Are you going to be in St. Louis for the NSTA National Conference (March 29 – April 1)? If so, let us know. We’d love to get together with a group of Discovery Educators. Just post a comment here or send me an email (email@example.com).
Do MP3 players with close-fitting earphones play music so loudly that they can permanently damage hearing? That is the question posed in a really cool virtual lab in DESC. Students are challenged to find a way for people to play their music safely. They can test different equipment (e.g., lawnmowers, dishwashers, motorcycles) and then design
I read a great article today by Karen Irving in the March 2007 edition of NSTA Reports about the importance of formative assessment in the teaching of science (aptly titled, Formative Assessment Improves Student Learning). The article is part seven in a series inspired by the book Teaching Science in the 21st Century. My stumbling
Coming from a middle school classroom background, I really like the different ways content is presented in Science Connection. No matter what type of learners you have in your class, the resources are presented in a variety of ways to allow students to Interact, Watch, and Read. Interact Interactive Videos (or clickable videos) allow students
Discovery Education Science Connection (DESC) is the groundbreaking new middle school supplemental science resource that blends interactive, inquiry-based content together with formative assessment to help middle school educators tailor instruction to different learning styles. Engage your students in the content with interactive videos, virtual labs, simulations, explorations, the Mythbusters, Science Sleuths, reading passages and more.
For those of you new to the DEN blogs, my name is Lance. I work for Discovery Education and am one of the authors of the Science Connection in Action blog. We will have several other classroom teachers as authors soon, but I am happy to get things rolling. I started my career as a