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Lively Lessons: Tall Tale STEM Challenge

Lively Lessons: Tall Tale STEM Challenge

Students use STEM skills to overcome the challenges tall tale and folk heroes face in this STEM activity.

Lively Lessons: Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere each year on December 21st. This marks the point in Earth’s orbit of maximum tilt away from the sun. This week’s Lively Lessons allows students to explore the Winter Solstice through a variety of activities. Daily Weather After students view the video segment “The Seasons” from Weather

What Are You Curious About? First Nations Education

In September, DEN Star April Waters, from St. James-Assiniboia School District in Winnipeg, Manitoba, shared a powerful Ignite talk on moving forward with First Nations Education. If you enjoyed listening to April, please send her a shout out here or follow her on Twitter. Discovery Education Canada also has some great resources on First Nations Peoples

DENSI2015 Resources: Breakout Sessions

Last Friday educators from around North America and the United Kingdom packed their bags, said good byes and traveled home after a week at the DEN Summer Institute. The week was full of sessions presented by STAR Discovery Educators, the Discovery Education team and some special guests. In addition to learning from keynote and breakout sessions, educators

Nominate Your Hero Now Through July 31st

American Heroes Channel, Red Bandanna Hero Award Contest recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves by their courageous and selfless actions toward others, but who are largely “unsung heroes.” The Red Bandanna Hero Award pays tribute to Welles Remy Crowther, also known as “The Man in the Red Bandanna,” who showed incredible courage and personal sacrifice

Lively Lessons: Interactive Resources

In addition to videos, images and audio files, there are over 400 interactive resources in Discovery Education Streaming, and even more in the Techbooks. Interactives include explorations, games, fun-damentals, interactive maps, and skillbuilders. This group of resources allows students to take a virtual field trip, practice math facts, explore scientific processes and practice mapping skills.