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Discovery Education and Science Channel’s Support Our Science Initiative

Discovery Education and Science Channel’s Support Our Science Initiative

Last week, Discovery Education and Science Channel hosted two interactive STEM assemblies in Houston area schools as part of the Support Our Science (S.O.S) initiative, an ongoing effort to ignite students’ curiosity while providing educators with the means to build skills and knowledge in STEM. We were joined by special guest Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, astrophysicist

Lively Lessons: Lab Safety

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Conduct an experiment—safely. Experiments are fun and a great way to learn about scientific principles. However, the materials used for experiments require proper handling and a focus on safety. Unsafe behavior can lead

5 Ways to Use Discovery Education – August Edition

  We welcomed the Discovery Education Community back-to-school last Monday evening on another 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education webinar.  Each month we are highlighting DEN Community members as they share five unique strategies, tools, or resources for using Discovery Education in your classroom.   Dean welcomed our colleague Jannita Demian (@jdemian) who opened by sharing ways to present the

Lively Lessons: Germs

  Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Back to school is a great time to remind students the best way to protect themselves from germs. Whether you’re learning about how to prevent germs by washing your hands and how

Lively Lessons: Weather

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! The summer months bring extreme weather to many parts of North America. Help your students understand the types of extreme weather, its causes and how to measure it as you study weather in

I Am An Engineer

Last week engineering was trending on twitter due to the hashtags #IAmAnEngineer and #ILookLikeAnEngineer. These hashtags are focused on breaking down stereotypes in engineering and promoting the many types of people who are engineers. Unfortunately, engineering is an industry that people often have a very fixed perception of what an “engineer” is and many students

iMake iLearn – Strawbees …. Making At Any Age

You know a product has great potential when it spans any age group.  This last week I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do the Tower Activity in the context of creativity and construction with both our educators and students in our summer school program. The Strawbees were donated by Strawbees directly to DENSI 2015

STEM Education in Rural Schools: Challenge = Opportunity

Posted on behalf of John Hill, Executive Director, National Rural Education Association. As I travel around the country, I hear the concerns about opportunities for rural students to study the STEM areas, learn about STEM career opportunities, the availability of Internet and cell service, and the difficulties recruiting and retaining STEM teachers in rural areas.

Lively Lessons: Mythbuster’s Virtual Lab

This week’s lively lesson features an idea shared by DEN Educator Dacia Jones, a science specialist from Durham, North Carolina. Lively Lesson Idea: Use your favorite Mythbusters episode as a virtual teaching lab. Example: When teaching force and motion; use the Toy Car -vs- Real Car episode. Set up a leaf blower and toy track

Lively Lessons: Interactive Resources

In addition to videos, images and audio files, there are over 400 interactive resources in Discovery Education Streaming, and even more in the Techbooks. Interactives include explorations, games, fun-damentals, interactive maps, and skillbuilders. This group of resources allows students to take a virtual field trip, practice math facts, explore scientific processes and practice mapping skills.

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