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Explore the Application of Genomics to the World Around Us 

Explore the Application of Genomics to the World Around Us 

The new and developing field of genomics involves the study of the genome, the entirety of a person’s genes. Genomic studies in medicine are showing that interaction between genes and environmental factors and lifestyle choices can have a major influence on a person’s risk of developing diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.   Developed

Resources to Support Wellness for Students + Teachers 

Explore a variety of Discovery Education resources offering evidence-based content and strategies to build empathy and collective care in any learning environment.  While life’s adversities create obstacles that can disrupt teaching and learning, overcoming obstacles together strengthens the student-teacher relationship like nothing else. Creating a safe space in class to support mental health is a simple yet powerful way to reinforce students’ resilience, develop problem-solving skills,

Empower Communities with New Culture-Based Prevention Resources

Discovery Education, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), have launched “Good Medicine Bundles,” a set of hands-on, standards-aligned resources for elementary and middle school students to address the nation’s opioid crisis and encourage resiliency through a Native approach to balance and wellness. Launched this spring, the

Help Elementary Students Understand Medication Safety with Digital Resources from Dose of Knowledge

Helping younger students understand the differences between prescription medication and over-the counter medication can be a daunting task, but it’s crucial to preparing them to make healthier decisions about medications. Dose of Knowledge, an expansion of the?Pharmacists Teach?program into classrooms, strives to empower educators and pharmacists to address substance misuse and educate students to make good

Empowering Students to Say Yes to Healthy Lifestyles and No to Underage Drinking During Alcohol Responsibility Month and Beyond

We all need some good news right now, especially related to education and student progress. Research shows that since 2003 conversations about alcohol between parents and their kids have increased 73%, and during that same time, underage drinking has declined 50%. While this is great progress, there is still more work to do and the time to

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

Resources Empowering Educators to Talk to Students About Mental Health

By Jodi Doster, Science and Art Teacher, Bristol Bay Borough School District In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, schools have adapted instruction to meet the challenge of continuing students’ education. As the pandemic continues, special attention needs to be paid to students’ mental health. For some students, stress levels may be higher than normal,

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