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Classroom Content: Biomimicry

Classroom Content: Biomimicry

Can we create solutions to environmental challenges based on features that appear in nature? Can we make products with structures that mimic animal adaptations? Use these resources, including a nod to an early biomimicry specialist, Leonardo da Vinci, to let the STEMagination begin to roll. Then, join us on the Virtual Field Trip to investigate

5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET).  We are light years ahead of 2001 where dial-up modems were all the rage! With STEM back then, content was king and there was a critical need in our industries for content area

Remembering Pearl Harbor

The day that would live in infamy, December 7, 1941, saw the attack on Pearl Harbor that drew the United States into World War II. We mark the day with remembrance each year and remember the people who served and those who lost their lives in the attack. Help your students understand the historical context

#CelebrateWithDE – World Soil Day

Dig deep. Unearth. Excavate. So many of our learning metaphors relate to getting into soil. Celebrate World Soil Day on Tuesday, December 5 by encouraging your students to consider this wonder beneath their feet with the resources below. Since studying soil requires you to get your hands dirty, we have some resources that encourage that

#CelebrateWithDE – Thanksgiving

Giving thanks is a timeless act, but the Thanksgiving holiday has a history that includes many true and tall tales. Take some time this year to let your students learn one of the classic stories of an early Thanksgiving feast shared by the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims. Featured Resources Content Collection: Thanksgiving Discovery Education Streaming

Learning in 360 Degrees: Connecting STEM with Literature in Ms. Jackson’s First Grade Classroom

Learning is: Connecting STEM and Literature Visit Ms. Jackson’s first grade classroom at Park Ridge Elementary School in Deerfield Beach, Florida. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying their connection between STEM and literature through the Aesop fable, The Crow and the Pitcher. The Big Idea By completing a

4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

When many of us were growing up and considering that tough question during the junior or senior year of high school, “What do you want to study in college,” the options set before us would fit on an 8 ½  by 11 sheet of paper. Careers were limited and the pathways to obtain these goals

#CelebrateWithDE – Healthy Living

Help your students succeed by underscoring the importance of eating nutritious food as a way to stay healthy. From kindergarten to high school, students need information and time to develop good habits as they learn to make more and more choices for themselves. By providing engaging resources and opportunities for open discussion, you can help

Students in a science classroom.

Top Ten SOS in Science Classrooms

The Spotlight on Strategies series is the perfect companion for science instruction. Budding scientists need opportunities to get hands-on through experimentation, analysis of experiment data, opportunities to synthesize multiple sources, and evaluate material they’re learning. The SOS provide creative and interactive ways to do all of these things!

Meet the Innovation Generation: 3M Young Scientist Winners

On Tuesday, October 17th Gitanjali Rao became America’s Top Young Scientist by winning the 2017 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Gitanjali is working to develop Tethys, a sensor-based device that can detect lead in water faster than other current techniques. Rather than using expensive equipment for testing, Gitanjali’s cost-effective approach to water safety uses a mobile app

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