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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Check Out These Autumnal Resources

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Check Out These Autumnal Resources

For many, Autumn marks the time of year that the weather begins to cool, leaves turn brilliant shades of red and orange, and every food, drink, and candle is flavored with pumpkin spice. But what causes these phenomena to occur? While we can’t speak for your latte, the cooling weather is the result of Earth’s

Top 5 Reasons to Tune In to Fall VirtCon

VirtCon is a virtual conference that brings the Discovery Education Community together to hear cutting-edge keynotes, inspirational and thought-provoking presentations, and engaging discussions with the community around the globe.          Here are five reasons to tune in on Saturday, October 21. 1. What’s Hot Now From Virtual Reality in the classroom to participation in collaborative

#CelebrateWithDE – More Hispanic Heritage Month Resources!

From September 15 through October 15, we’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. It’s a time to recognize and highlight the many significant contributions to culture and progress Hispanic people have made. When you celebrate with your students, there will be a lot to choose from: the arts, science, civics…. This post

5 Ways STEM Inspires Students to Change the World

Many of the problems we face in our world today will not be solved by today’s adults, but by the students in our classrooms. Whether it is inventing a better way to distribute clean water, repopulate endangered species, or traveling and colonizing Mars; our students will be the ones leading the way. We don’t have

Teach Your Students to be Upstanders: #SaySomething

Imagine how much tragedy could be averted if an individual said something? Guest Post by Paula Fynboh from Sandy Hook Promise. Did you know that when it comes to violence, suicide, and threats, most are known by at least one other individual BEFORE the incident takes place? In fact, 4 out of 5 school shooters

#CelebrateWithDE – World Space Week

Earthlings across the globe will be marking World Space Week from October 4 – 10, 2017. We hope you and your students will be a part of the festivities to celebrate this year’s theme: “Exploring New Worlds in Space.” With such a clear focus on exploration, the options for study are many: the science behind

Live from the Tundra – Cold Careers: Working with Polar Bears

Tundra Connections: Cold Careers | 1PM ET #CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about

Live from the Tundra – Paws Up for Polar Bears

Tundra Connections: Paws Up for Polar Bears | 11AM ET #CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and

6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Research studies across the board all seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to family involvement: When families are involved with their children’s learning from the beginning and throughout their academic careers, students don’t just succeed — they shine. Many parents don’t know where to start, and at times feel like they

#CelebrateWithDE – Autumnal Equinox

Twice a year, for one day in spring and one day in autumn, the sun’s rays strike the earth directly at the equator. This causes daylight and nighttime to last for exactly the same amount of time (12 hours) on those two days. The event is called equinox, which is Latin for equal night. Build

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