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Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

Don’t miss an opportunity to transport your students into exciting places featuring fascinating people and careers.  Take a look below for some of our upcoming events, or browse our archived events by following the directions below.   Dates: 9-17-15 Times: 12 PM Eastern – Student Town Hall with Justice Breyer 1:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern – A Tour

STEM Education in Rural Schools: Challenge = Opportunity

Posted on behalf of John Hill, Executive Director, National Rural Education Association. As I travel around the country, I hear the concerns about opportunities for rural students to study the STEM areas, learn about STEM career opportunities, the availability of Internet and cell service, and the difficulties recruiting and retaining STEM teachers in rural areas.

Lively Lesson: How It’s Made

On Science Channel’s How It’s Made you see how products are put together. Log in and search Discovery Education for “How It’s Made” for exclusive access to these videos- from well known items like brushes, pretzels, crayons, batteries and fabric to less common items like tools, helicopters, solar panels and hearing aids.   Students are often curious about

Webinar Archive – Survey Says: Celebrating STEM in the Classroom

On Tuesday evening Patti Duncan (@yoyosciteach) and I (@ktschutt) had the opportunity to showcase your Discovery Education Community in our Survey Says webinar series.  The focus was STEM in the classroom, and the connections made during the event were phenomenal.  We encourage you to follow, connect, and learn from these educators and share what you’re doing

Infuse the MAKER Spirit into Your K-5 Classroom

Infuse the MAKER Spirit into Your K-5 Classroom   Has the springtime slump hit your classroom? Discovery Education and Elmer’s want to help bring back the excitement with free Maker activities from Science Fair Central. These fast and fun activities are hands-on to encourage scientific exploration and spark curiosity in your K-5 students! At www.ScienceFairCentral.com

Lively Lessons: Space Day

After learning about natural resources, recycling, and alternative fuels during Earth Day, we transition this week’s Lively Lesson from Earth to the universe—just in time for Space Day. 2015 is an exciting year for planetary exploration with a number of important NASA missions and significant discoveries. In celebration of Space Day, join us on May

Livestream Announcement: Virtual Tour of a Working Egg Farm!

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Transport Your Students to a Working Egg Farm! Discovery Education and the American Egg Board have joined forces to give your K-5 students a behind-the-scenes look at Creighton Brothers Farms in Atwood, Indiana. Join us as we explore the ecosystem and food webs of an egg farm and discover how

Bringing Polar Bears to your Classroom!

The DEN team is again partnering with Polar Bears International for their Tundra Connections program; bringing live, free webcasts from the tundra to your classroom during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba.  Soon, I’ll be packing my bags and headed to the Polar Bear Capital of the World.  I hope you and your students

Upcoming Event: Explore the Innovation of Food Science Live at Chobani

Join us on September 16th at 1PM ET for a Virtual Field Trip to the Chobani Greek yogurt factory in Twin Falls, Idaho, where we’ll explore some key ingredients – like innovation and technology. Middle school classrooms will go behind the scenes to uncover the innovative technology used to make Greek yogurt and hear from real-world food scientists. Turn this

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