Welcome back! As you jump into January, Discovery Education has new resources and ideas to help you spark students’ curiosity in potential careers, meaningful moments in history, and STEM!
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Is one of your New Years Resolutions to plan cross-curricular lessons? Two DEN STARs shared their ideas for strategically planning cross-curricular activities and projects. In Aaron Grossman’s article, he shares how to help students build background knowledge with DE resources, and in Mindy Kernahan’s article, she shares ways to plan STEM projects that build on concepts students have learned about in other courses.
Inspire healthy habits in 2024 with Better Health in Action! This new collection of videos and a self-paced module from Discovery Education’s partnership with Takeda will empower students to tackle important global health challenges in their own communities through hands-on, interactive STEM learning experiences.
Help your students uncover the thrilling world of molecules, thermal energy, and chemical reactions in the Chem Lab Escape Room at Maker High. Created by GoldieBlox, Roblox and in partnership with Discovery Education, Maker High is designed to ignite students’ passion for STEM and learning through gameplay and standards-aligned lessons
The world around us is constantly changing. Everything you see today is affected by something that happened in the past—so to build the future, we Need to Know our history. With brand-new episodes in this DE Original Series, students can explore the causes, key events, and main details of World War II.
Discover the out-of-this-world views of Edge at Hudson Yards in Reach for the Sky VR, a one-of-a-kind environment with an immersive virtual reality experience. This exciting content launches January 10, where students can control their journey and interact with their environment as they explore learning hotspots, visit a weather observation station, and take flight with a drone through the NYC skyline!
Encourage your middle and high school students to stay up-to-date with noteworthy STEM developments, innovations, and research from experts in the field with Science News Explores! Check out the brand-new articles on recycling, solar power, cutting your carbon footprint, and more!
Discovery Education has resources to help you confidently step into 2024 and honor January’s timely moments in your classroom!
- Happy New Year! January 1 marked the start of 2024, and DE has great resources for you to kick off the new year in your classroom!
- Mark your calendars—the 3M Young Scientist Challenge opened January 4! This challenge invites middle school students to submit a 1-2 minute video explaining their unique solution to an existing problem for the chance to win an exclusive 3M mentorship and $25,000. Invite your students to join the challenge with helpful resources including entry topics, challenge rules, important dates, and more!
- Martin Luther King Junior Day is January 15. Celebrate the extraordinary impact of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and share the importance of civil rights with resources from DE!
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day is honored annually on January 27. Discovery Education’s Teaching with Testimony Channel, created in partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, and Holocaust Channel have content for all grades that provide a living record of the dangers of intolerance and highlight the importance of people from diverse backgrounds learning to live together.
Make magic in your classroom by helping students think about their futures, goals, and career options! DEN STAR and Delaware business educator, Heidi Corbin took to the DE blog to share how she introduces career skills in her classroom and encourages her students to explore various careers.
New year, new lessons! We hope winter break gave you the chance to recharge and re-enter your classroom refreshed. In 2024, Discovery Education is here to help you refresh your lessons and re-energize your students!