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6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

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

2017 Young Scientist Challenge Finalists

Discovery Education and 3M  present the 10 finalists from across America as part of its Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, which is celebrating its landmark 10th anniversary. The annual premier competition recognizes scientific thinking and imagination in students grades 5-8 who dream up a solution to an everyday problem that ultimately could reshape and

Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. We put together a collection of STEMtastic ideas to start the year with strategies, tools, and resources that will help build STEM in the classroom. At Discovery Education, STEM is

STEM Strategies that Work & STEMinar LIVE – May 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.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – April

We are celebrating the 3rd rock from the Sun: the Earth! This month we are highlighting something very dear to us all and worth protecting for our future, the Earth. Earth Day 2017 is officially April 22nd; however, we challenge you to help your students take the next step and highlight our planet beyond just

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

Community Update

Community Update February 17, 2017

Stay up-to-date with all the new resources, events, programs, and tools available to you as part of your Discovery Education subscription with our bi-weekly Community Update.   Links from this Community Update Access all the resources and programs featured in this update below. Spotlight Resource Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017 Events

2017 3M Young Scientist Challenge is Open

Are you America’s Top Young Scientist? Students, grades 5-8, are invited to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovating solution that could solve an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills. Thousands of students nationwide have participated in the

Winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

America’s 2016 Top Young Scientist is 13-year-old Maanasa Mendu Maanasa, a ninth grader at William Mason High School in Mason City School District, competed alongside nine other finalists during a live competition at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn. She was awarded the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” as well as a $25,000

3M Young Scientist Challenge: Top 10 Finalists Announced!

Biodegradable plastic. A low-cost CPR simulator. Safe energy storing devices. An efficient water quality monitoring system. Discovery Education and 3M are excited to announce the Top 10 National Finalists chosen in the award-winning Young Scientist Challenge, who’s innovations work towards creating solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. There were hundreds of submissions from all corners of the

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