Skip Discover Education Main Navigation

Latest Updates


Inauguration 2017 Virtual Viewing Party

In preparation for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, join Discovery Education as we take a look behind the scenes of a White House transition. Explore what it’s like to live at the White House and see how the White House staff move one president out, and the new president in, in less than six hours.

Register Now

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 Virtual Viewing Party

Join Discovery Education on January 13th in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Together, students across the country will explore the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. while connecting to other classrooms around the world. Find Out More

Upcoming Virtual Experiences

Each month we highlight key Discovery Education resources, lesson starters, webinars and live events thematically tied to special events, celebrations, or commemorations that you may be teaching in your classrooms. Find out more about upcoming events including the Inauguration and President's Day. Find Out More

Dig Into Mining Day of Learning Available On Demand!

Did you miss the Dig Into Mining Virtual Field Trip? Don't worry, you can still venture behind the scenes of a working copper mine to learn all about the copper recovery process from professional geologists and engineers. Watch On Demand Now

January Content Showcase

Kick off 2017 with brand new content for your classroom including Killing the Colorado, Today's Green Minute, and Blood and Fury: America's Civil War. Watch Now

More Updates


STEMinar Live - STEM Strategies from the Classroom

Join us on January 12 to learn simple strategies from fellow STEM innovators on developing STEM culture in the classroom. This month our special guests are Marsha Harp, Kayla Graham, and Lauren Goodin from Santa Rosa County District Schools, FL.
Register Now

Community Survey Now Open

We want to hear from you! Let us know how you feel about your Discovery Education Community by completing a short survey. Open to anyone utilizing Discovery Education services. As a thank you for completing the survey, you’ll receive special DEN deals from our friends at Buncee, Sphero, and Square Panda.
Get Started

The 10th Annual 2017 Young Scientist Challenge is Now Open!

The search is on! Students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to share their innovative solution to a real-world problem for the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist and win $25,000! Accepting entries now through April 19, 2017.
Start Your Entry Today!

Winter Solstice

The first day of winter, or Winter Solstice, falls on December 21, 2016. It’s a great time to use imagery to engage your students in all their core areas. We have some ideas for using some specific teaching strategies along with winter-related content to strengthen literacy skills.
Explore Now

#DESTEMChat - Reflective Practice in STEM Culture

Join special guest Dr. Lodge McCammon to for our monthly STEM chat to discuss how reflection can boost STEM teaching and learning. Join the conversation as we reflect on 2016 and STEM instruction. Join #DESTEMChat on Twitter to participate.
Find Out More

Electoral College

How are Electoral College electors selected? Could the Electoral College system ever change? As the Electoral College vote is underway use these Discovery Education resources explore the history, and possible future, of the Electoral College.
Explore Now

2017 Young Scientist Challenge Now Open

Calling all curious minds and problem solvers! The search is on for America's 2017 Top Young Scientist. Students, grades 5-8, are invited to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovative solution that could solve an everyday problem for the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist and win $25,000!
Check It Out!

#CelebrateWithDE - Winter Holidays

Holidays unite people around ideas, beliefs, and customs. As schools and classrooms prepare for winter break, many students will celebrate holidays. Explore these Discovery Education resources to learn more about winter holidays around the world and check out some fresh takes on familiar traditions.
Find Out More

Get Your Students Moving!

Go on a Virtual Field Trip with the NFL and AHA LIVE at Super Bowl LI on January 31, 2017 at 1PM EST to learn how easy and fun it is to get active and heart healthy. Explore the science behind the cardio and strength exercises that NFL players use stay fit and active and get an inside look at the Houston Texans' practice facility and The Health Museum.
Register Now!

The Operation Prevention Video Challenge is OPEN

Your students have the power to impact the opioid epidemic. In partnership with the DEA, Discovery Education challenges students to send a message to their peers about prescription opioid misuse by creating a 30-60 second original Public Service Announcement. This is your students' chance to lead the change in schools and win up to $10,000 doing it!
Register Now

Bill of Rights Day

In 1941, just eight days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 15 to be Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Help students understand the Bill of Rights and dig into each of the first ten amendments though Discovery Education video and a variety of lesson resources and creative assignments.
Explore Now

Generation Beyond Student Video Challenge Closes 12.15.16

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to win up to $10,000 and a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Kennedy Space Center by presenting your idea for a Mars mission habitation module. Submit your 1-2-minute video by 8PM December 15, 2016.
Learn More

Don't Forget to Register for Dig Into Mining's Day of Learning!

There's still time to register for Dig Into Mining's Day of Learning on December 13. Don't miss this great opportunity for students to explore the copper recovery process while learning about key careers and STEM applications along the way!
Register Now!

STEMinar Live

Learn simple strategies from fellow STEM innovators on developing STEM culture in the classroom. This month our guests will share how they incorporate STEM into the holidays. .
Register Now

Tune in for Siemens Competition National Awards Ceremony: 12/6 at 11AM ET

Nineteen impressive high school students have already made significant contributions to research in the fields of neuroscience, dentistry, computer science, astrophysics, mathematics, and more: these are our 2016 Siemens Competition National Finalists! Join us TODAY to celebrate their accomplishments with a ceremony hosted by noted American broadcast journalist Ray Suarez and join the conversation with #SiemensComp!
TUNE IN LIVE! 11AM EST

World Soil Day

World Soil Day, celebrated annually on December 5, is a global day to raise awareness of the importance of soil as a critical component of our ecosystem. Help students understand the importance of soil and discover career opportunities in soil science with these Discovery Education Streaming and Science Techbook resources.
Find Out More

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Join Discovery Education in remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Together, students across the country will gather to watch President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to Congress at the exact moment the first bomb struck 75 years ago.
Find Out More

#DESTEMChat - Tech's True Place in STEM

Our November #DESTEMChat will be debunking the myths of the T in STEM. Join us on November 30, 8:00 PM (ET) to dive into ideas of how to use Tech in effective instructional ways, instead of as just the shiny object to engage students. Visit us on twitter at hashtag #DESTEMChat to participate.
Find Out More

Give Thanks this Thanksgiving...

Most Americans are familiar with the traditions of Thanksgiving. In fact, beyond the earliest grades, many students can recite the story of the Pilgrims and could create a shopping list for a Thanksgiving dinner. This thanksgiving, use these featured resources to take a fresh look at some of our Thanksgiving lore.
Explore Now

NBA & Discovery Education Team Up On Interactive Math Problems

The NBA and Discovery Education launched a new partnership that deepens middle and high school students’ engagement in mathematics nationwide by combining the passion for professional basketball with key math concepts. The collaboration includes interactive math problems with real-time NBA and WNBA statistics, game footage, highlights and player images, which have been integrated into Discovery Education’s Math Techbook™, a digital textbook that transforms the way students and teachers experience math through real-world problems.
Learn More

STEMinar Live

Learn simple strategies from fellow STEM innovators on developing STEM culture in the classroom. This month our guests Jessica Vasquez from Randolph Howell Elementary, TN and Erin Leone from Bernard Middle School, MD will share how they incorporate STEM into their day-to-day practice.
Register Now

Starting Soon: STEM on the Tundra Virtual Experience

Tune in at 12:00 ET to see how different teams on the tundra are utilizing STEM skills to support a global conversation and make a positive impact for polar bears. We’ll learn why you don't need to be a scientist to practice the core values of STEM. And, we will see some cool jobs that you might not typically consider when you think about the tundra
Find Out More

100th Anniversary of the End of the Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of World War I, begun on July 1, 1916 and ended on November 18, 1916. Mark the 100th anniversary of the end of this battle, which had the most casualties in one day of any battle in history, with primary source video and images.
Read More

Scientist or Guinea Pig: Science in Space - Event

Do you like being poked, prodded, and analyzed? If you said “yes,” then you may have a future as an astronaut. In this episode of STEM in 30, from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, NASA astronaut Anna Fisher will discuss her experience in the first class of astronauts to include women and her work with the robotic arm as well as her background in medicine and how NASA keeps up with the health of the astronaut corps. Join us on Wednesday, November 16 at 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM ET.
Find Out More

Your #AmericaRecyclesDay Resources Are Here!

Take meaningful action on America Recycles Day by utilizing Life of a Can’s brand new resources. Find an engaging video featuring the National Hockey League’s Andrew Ference, a full, interactive lesson plan, downloadable classroom and family activities, AND a toolkit to for starting a recycling program at your school! Explore why just ONE can matters today.
Celebrate today

Live from the Tundra Virtual Experience

#CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, MB for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about the careers open to you on the tundra.
Register Now

NEW Program Aims to Spread Kindness in Classrooms Nationwide

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation and Discovery Education have teamed up to empower the education community to make the world a better place by cultivating kindness in their classrooms. Expertly curated collections of lesson plans, activities, and videos provide everything you need to integrate kindness concepts in your daily instruction.
Get Started

Veterans Day

We have been hearing a lot about the best ways to safeguard freedom and maintain global relations, so it is an especially good time to focus on men and women who have served. Discovery Education has resources about these commemorations for all ages and in many different formats. Explore these resources from Discovery Education Streaming and Social Studies Techbook for ways to discuss with your students.
Explore Now

2016 Election Results

Explore the 2016 presidential election with resources covering the Clinton and Trump campaigns as well as in-depth features on the electoral college and the American election system.
Explore Now

Did you know National Bison Day is November 5?

National Bison Day is an annual commemoration of the ecological, cultural, historical, and economic contribution of the American bison to the United States. Observed the first Saturday in November, 2016 marks the first National Bison Day with the bison’s elevated status as Official National Mammal.
Explore Now

WIN a trip to the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit in Washington, DC!  

We are sending 3 Student/Teacher delegations to witness history in Washington, DC this January! Envision’s Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit, Jan 18-22, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to play a role in their future, hear from inspirational speakers, attend the 58th Presentational Inauguration on the National Mall, and collaborate with fellow future leaders and teachers! Vote for your school daily and check out the series of standards-aligned classroom resources to engage your students in the election process. Contest closes Nov. 15th.
ENTER TODAY & VOTE DAILY

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Electoral College

The role the Electoral College plays in the election of the President and Vice President of the United States often surprises people. Explore the Electoral College in more detail and help your students understand this complex situation with these Discovery Education resources
Explore Now

See What's Happening in November

Each month we’ll be highlighting key Discovery Education resources, lesson starters, webinars and live events thematically tied to special events, celebrations, or commemorations that you may be teaching in your classrooms. See what's coming up in November including Election Day, a virtual field trip to the arctic, Veterans Day and more.
Explore Now

Win $5k for Your School Garden!

The Let it Grow Contest is in full bloom! Enter your middle school and vote daily for a chance to win a $5,000 agriculture grant, a winner celebration and more.
Enter Today!

Election Day Virtual Viewing Party

This election day, #CelebrateWithDE as classrooms across the country come together for a Virtual Viewing Party. Join the discussion about the history of the United States’ democratic process and explore how the President is elected.
Find Out More

Register Today for the Dig Into Mining Virtual Field Trip!

Join us on December 13th for a day of learning and take your class behind the scenes of a working copper mine! At the top of each hour, from 11am ET - 2pm ET, we will highlight a different phase of copper recovery and answers questions live with Freeport-McMoRan professionals.
Register your classroom today!

Spook-tacular Halloween Resources

From exploring the origins of Halloween to the spookiest tales from the masters of horror, students will scream for these Discovery Education resources.
Explore Now

Batter Up! Baseball Resources

Whether your favorite team has made it this far or you’re watching for the historic win, with a combined 176 years without a championship, the two teams playing this week are both eager to end the drought with a series victory. While this stretch of games will sure to be one for the books, there are plenty of other history-making baseball events to share in your classroom.
Get Started

Do your students know when and how to say something?

Discovery Education is proud to join Sandy Hook Promise for Say Something week, October 24-28. Teach your 6-12 grade students how to look for warning signs, signals and threats from a peer who might be planning to hurt themselves or someone else, and to say something to a trusted adult to get help and save a life.
Learn More

Resources for Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week (Oct 23-31) is a week dedicated to educating youth and encouraging participation in drug prevention activities. From resources for discussing difficult topics to a live virtual field trip in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, Discovery Education has modern resources to raise awareness of the impact of drugs and alcohol and to empower students to make positive choices.
Find Out More

Happening Soon! AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip

There's still time to register! Join us today at 1p.m. EST, as we go behind the scenes at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich. Meet engineers, technical specialists, designers and many others who rely on advanced technologies to help solve practical challenges faced in agriculture.
Register Now!

Have You Registered for FallVirtCon?

Join inspiring educators in collaborative conversations as they discuss their experiences and share practical strategies for how they’ve embraced digital in the classroom through Discovery Education services and beyond.
Find Out More

Warning, Take Only As Directed

Hear from the editor of Warning, Take Only As Directed, a short musical about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, about why she created this resource and how you can discuss this often overlooked topic with your students.
Read More

Live Virtual Field Trip Next Tuesday

Start lifesaving conversations in your classroom with Operation Prevention: The Science Behind Opioid Addiction. Join DEA agents and expert scientists in this live student town hall as they answer your students' questions about drugs and addiction on October 25 at 1PM ET/10AM PT. This topic is too important to ignore - start the conversation today.
Register Today

#DESTEMChat - STEM in all communitiies

Join us on October 26 at 8:00PM (ET) for #DESTEMChat. This month we'll be chatting about STEM in rural and urban communities and the local career possibilities our students need to know! We will be joined by Hannah Neuenschwander - Soybean Production Associate for Monsanto and STEM AgVocate.
Visit #DESTEMChat on Twitter