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#CelebrateWithDE: First Day of Spring

#CelebrateWithDE: First Day of Spring

Can you track the seasonal changes by the energy in your classroom? Spring equinox, vernal equinox, first day of spring, whatever you call it, it’s time to say goodbye to winter and say hello to spring. Worms will start appearing, the birds will dial up their song, and we may breathe a sigh of relief

SOS Top Ten for STEM Thinking

Welcome to the SOS Top Ten series. In this edition, we highlight some of the most popular ways to use Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) to encourage and develop STEM thinking in your classroom. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM, is the Discovery Education instructional focus for the month of March. The STEM movement has grown from

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March 2019: Thinking processes and STEM

The hundreds of quality STEM-related videos and materials in the Discovery Education online collection make it easy to find content to use for your lessons and units. However, take time for students to develop a solid thinking process before starting your STEM unit. STEM, with its combined focus on science, technology, engineering and math, should

Why I LOVE Econ Essentials

Guest blog by Jacqueline Prester, Teacher, Mansfield High School For several years, I have enjoyed using the Econ Essentials modules to deliver high-quality economics curriculum in the Entrepreneurship class I teach at Mansfield High School.  The interactive modules provide student choice, self-paced learning, and a sense of accomplishment with a certificate of completion. I was

#CelebrateWithDE – National STEM/STEAM Day

National STEM / STEAM Day arrives on November 8, bringing with it a focus on the incredibly important and engaging subjects of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Give your students a sense of what’s involved in careers in these exciting fields by completing a few activities steeped in the pursuit of discoveries and

Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

Let’s Go Girls! Get Inspired with a Special Guest Blogger   Meet Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D. and developmental psychologist, the Chief Girl and Family Engagement Officer for Girl Scouts of the USA. In this position, she helps develop and implement national strategic initiatives to effectively serve girls and their families.  She serves as a national spokesperson

Conservation Station – Smart Cities Virtual Field Trip

What do streetlights and sea turtles have in common? By Rita A. Mortenson, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area High School, Wisconsin    Join me for an incredible virtual field trip to learn how smart streetlights are helping protect sea turtles in Florida, along with a wide variety of other innovative ways technology is working to

NEW Middle School Nuclear Science Program

By Jessica Donaldson, Technology Teacher, Cane Bay Middle School, Berkeley County School District, SC __________________________________________ Did you know that South Carolina has four nuclear power plants that supplied roughly 58% of the state’s electricity in 2017? I live and teach in South Carolina, and while I knew we had several nuclear power plants, I did not

Don’t miss the Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge for a chance to win $5,000 for your students!

Want your students to explore exciting STEM careers? Jobs in manufacturing are quickly evolving from simple factories to using 3-D printing, human-robot interactions, and extreme customization. Inspire your students to explore different career pathways and prepare them for exciting jobs in advanced manufacturing with this Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge. We’re calling on educators to create an innovative classroom

Don’t Miss This Sweet Treat We’ve Cooked Up with Ford STEAM Lab!

Today, in our third and final activity from the Ford STEAM Lab and Discovery Education series, we will explore the magic behind Ice Cream-istry! If you’ve missed the other innovative offerings from this partnership, check out our past blogs and fun activities including: Design Thinking as a Strategy to Teach Empathy Power a Business Using

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