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Discovery Education Science - Middle School

Discovery Education Science - Middle School includes a variety of features and tools that allow teachers and students to access science curriculum. Participants in this course will learn to navigate by category (Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science) and then topic. They will also review traditional search methods like keyword, standards, editable resources, and more. The middle school curriculum is organized using the inquiry method and participants in this course will be shown how to maximize engagement by following this structure. Discovery Education Science also includes a variety of asset types which are introduced in this course: video segments, reading passages, interactive videos, explorations and virtual labs. Once participants are familiar with these features, they will use a sample topic to explore how content is organized within the product to ease delivery of instruction. Finally, this course clarifies the built-in assessment tools in Discovery Education Science and provides time for participants to set up their own classrooms and create an assessment for their own use.


  • Teachers
  • Facilitators
  • Instructional Coaches


  • 6 hours

Maximum Participants

  • 25

System Requirements

  • Lab setting with one computer for each participant
  • Presentation station with computer for presenter
  • Internet access
  • Login and pass code for Discovery Education Science — Middle School for each participant


  • None

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Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Search for content in Discovery Education Science Middle School using a variety of search methods.
  • Identify and select a variety of Discovery Education Science tools: Video Segment, Reading Passage, Interactive Video, Exploration and Virtual Lab.
  • Access and store digital content for use in planning and classroom activities.
  • Navigate activities with content topics using the inquiry-based approach.
  • Create an assessment that includes purposefully integrated digital content.

Sample Agenda

  1. Introduction to Science – Middle School
  2. Three discipline areas
  3. Digital Treasure Hunt
  4. Keyword and My Content Review
  5. Teacher Center
  6. My Classroom
  7. Writing, Assignment, and Quiz Builders
  8. Science Assessment Manager
  9. Debrief and evaluations

I'm eligible for retirement at 55 in Milwaukee Public Schools but because of Discovery Education, I feel that I could teach another 10 years because of the tools that this has become for me in my classroom.

Dona Leffler

Art Teacher, Milwaukee Public Schools