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Hands-On STEM Learning and Career Explorations for Middle School Students

Hands-On STEM Learning and Career Explorations for Middle School Students

It’s never too early to introduce students to the power of STEM and get them thinking about a future career in STEM. The STEM Careers Coalition, a first-of-its-kind STEM initiative working to address the STEM workforce and inspiration gap by connecting industry and classrooms at unprecedented scale, offers a number of resources to support real-world

Dynamic Digital Resources for Educators and Students to Unlock the Power of the Genome

Over 65 years ago, deoxyribonucleic acid (more commonly referred to as DNA) was discovered by a team of scientists led by Rosalind Franklin, Maurice Wilkins, and James Watson. DNA impacts our lives each day, whether we realize it or not.  From helping us to understand and fight diseases like cancer to providing juries information to

Three Resources to Teach Students the Importance of Water Conservation from Conversation Station 

How do we help students understand the ways they can be more thoughtful when they turn on the tap? Through resources that highlight the many ways that water conservation today can support a brighter future!  Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World is a standards-aligned educational program that promotes energy-water literacy and conservation efforts through technology. Developed in

‘Fab Your Lab’ with the Siemens STEM Day Possibility Grant Sweepstakes 

The 2021 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes offers five Title I K-12 schools across the United States an opportunity to win a $5,000 STEM grant to purchase supplies and technology for any STEM-related initiative! Teachers and educational professionals are encouraged to enter daily through April 30 for a chance to win.  Presented in partnership with the Siemens Foundation—a leader in advancing STEM workforce development

Help Families Celebrate STEM Learning at Home with Girls Get STEM!

Discovery Education partners provide a number of family resources that aim to create an impactful learning environment at home and reinforce what is being taught in the classroom. Girl Scouts of the USA in partnership with Discovery Education created Girls Get STEM to spark girls’ interest in STEM and help young girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential! No-cost family resources from Girls Get STEM are flexible, easy to implement, available in English and Spanish, and will help students and parents extend

7 Professional Development Resources from a Year of Transformation 

Now that 2020 has taught us so very much about flexible approaches to learning, let’s stop and take a moment to recognize the newfound strengths that this flexibility allows for educators. Join Discovery Education as we highlight a series of simple no-cost resources that enable educators not only to navigate but to thrive in the world of virtual learning. These standards-aligned digital tools will help you lead your

Explore Tech Innovation with Girls4Tech, now available in Experience!

Whether it’s smartphones, computers, or even automobiles, the world of tech is all around us. As we take a closer look, we can see the countless ways tech innovation is intertwined in our lives and improving the way we live.  Resources from Mastercard’s signature STEM curriculum, Girls4Tech, are now available in Discovery Education Experience to support educators in their efforts to connect the foundations of business to STEM principles through inquiry-based

A Virtual Field Trip Inspiring Student STEM Curiosity  

By Ann Byrdie Bullock, M.Ed., Middle School Science Teacher, Independence Non-Traditional School in Virginia  As a middle school educator, I know the critical importance of engaging my students in STEM. Research shows that this is the age kids, especially girls, opt out of STEM pursuits.  In a continued effort to inspire my students to explore the engaging world of STEM, my middle school classes joined

Explore STEM Digital Learning Resources in Recognition of National STEM Day, November 8th

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners offer engaging, no–cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to help recognize National STEM Day. Held annually on November 8th, National STEM Day unites communities around the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math to students in grades K-12.  The STEM Careers Coalition is a leading contributor of a vast array of new standards-aligned STEM-focused

Expand Students’ Nuclear Science Knowledge! Introduce New Resources from Navigating Nuclear During Nuclear Science Week

Do your students know that nuclear technology helps to keep people safe and healthy. Runway lights in the Alaskan outback, heart pacemakers, smoke detectors, criminal investigations, coating non-stick frying pans, luggage and security screening – all use radiation to make our lives easier and more productive. You can help students explore the many applications of nuclear science with all

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