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#CelebratewithDE – First Day of Spring

#CelebratewithDE – First Day of Spring

Bring spring to life with your students this year. Spring begins on March 20, 2017 and we’re celebrating the season with the arts – drawing and singing. Within each grade band, we’ve selected a focus, resources, and activities to get your students excited and knowledgeable about spring! Grades K-2 For this grade band, lead a

STEM Strategies that Work – March 2017

STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture.

#CelebrateWithDE – Use Pi…Like a Scientist

Please note, your access to the resources highlighted in this post will depend on the specific services you are licensed to receive. Join our Virtual Pi Day Party on Twitter and Facebook for more resources, activities, and Pi trivia.  Pi, possibly one of the most famous mathematical constants out there. It tells us the ratio of a circle’s circumference to

#CelebrateWithDE – Myth or Fact? Exploring the Bendiness of Rivers

Please note, your access to the resources highlighted in this post will depend on the specific services you are licensed to receive. Join our Virtual Pi Day Party on Twitter and Facebook for more resources, activities, and Pi trivia.  One surprising thing we found out about Pi this week is that Pi can also describe the bendiness of a river.

#CelebrateWithDE – Pi in the Real World

Please note, your access to the resources highlighted in this post will depend on the specific services you are licensed to receive. Pi, possibly one of the most famous mathematical constants out there. It tells us the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and can be approximated to 3.14159. Mathematicians have been trying to

#CelebrateWithDE – St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, the feast of St. Patrick celebrates Ireland’s patron saint, but the many Irish who emigrated to other countries have helped make St. Patrick’s Day a secular holiday celebrating all things Irish. In this Lively Lesson, students create illuminated letters that represent St. Patrick. For more ideas and digital resources, explore the St.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March

March is National Women’s History Month!  This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. Across history, women continue to make an incredible impact on our culture through their innovations, ideas, skills, and perseverance. With the efforts of STEMinists, including myself, women have been increasingly getting the recognition, respect, and

#CelebrateWithDE – Read Across America Day

Discovery Education joins teachers, students, parents, and communities in celebrating reading and instilling a love for literature at all ages. Below are some of our on-demand events, literature series and resources in the Discovery Education library along with instructional ideas for use in your classroom as you celebrate Read Across America Day. On-Demand Virtual Experiences  

Powerful Practices: Q&A with St. Vrain Schools’ Michael O’Toole on Fostering Future Scientists

At St. Vrain Valley School District, students apply their passions for science in the real world. Thanks to a series of community outreach efforts, students at the Longmont, CO school district are being immersed in their science education through a career context. Students work with scientists, researchers, and city officials to learn how science is applied

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