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World Wildlife Day Resources

This World Wildlife Day, inspire the young people in your classrooms and schools to understand the issues around habitat change, over-exploitation of resources, and illicit trafficking and how this impacts wildlife around the world with these resource suggestions.

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Prepare for an Ocean Landing: Brought to you in partnership with America's Navy

Make physics exciting and relevant for your high schoolers with a new, free digital lesson plan - Ocean Landing! Complete with the companion educator guide, students examine how pilots launch and land high-speed F-18 jets on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, all while applying relative motion and velocity, acceleration, thrust, drag, and more! Ready, Jet, Go! Download Now!

A scholarship with an important message

The Operation Prevention Video Challenge encourages teens to create an original PSA that warns their peers about the dangers of misusing prescription opioids. This is your students’ chance to impact the opioid epidemic and win up to $10,000 doing it. There is one month left to submit a video: Assign the Challenge to your class today! Start Here!

Read Across America Day Resources

Discovery Education joins teachers, students, parents, and communities in celebrating reading and instilling a love for literature at all ages. Explore some of our on-demand events, literature series and resources in the Discovery Education library along with instructional ideas for use in your classroom as you celebrate Read Across America Day. Explore Now

Tune-In TODAY at 12 PM CT / 1 PM ET

Tune-In today as we broadcast LIVE from 3M World Headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. You'll hear from some of 3M's leading scientists about a few of the innovations that are improving lives worldwide. With hands-on experiments, live Q&A and more - you do not want to miss this one-of-a-kind learning venture! Watch Now

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New Digital Exploration: Aim to Reclaim

In the newest virtual simulation from Dig Into Mining, students will explore the reclamation process to discover how land is restored for a sustainable future. Introductions to the different types of careers are combined with decision points throughout the lab to allow students to better understand the complexity of the reclamation process.
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Slavery, Abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad

To help students better understand the realities of life before the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment, have groups of students focus on different aspects of slavery through our SOS: Jigsaw activity.
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Your Students Could Win An Exclusive 3M Mentorship!

Mentorship is of paramount importance to middle school STEM education. Encourage your students to enter The Young Scientist Challenge today for the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist during an exclusive summer-long mentorship - a once in a lifetime learning opportunity!
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Quality Professional Development Exclusively for K-12 Leaders

Join superintendents and curriculum leaders from across the country for a day to pause, reflect on the direction of your schools, and explore innovative best practices in instructional leadership. Powerful Practices is a free, in-person professional development event immersing instructional leaders like yourself in the latest ideas and proven strategies impacting student achievement.
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Presidents, President’s, or Presidents’ Day?

Presidents, President’s, or Presidents’ Day? Which do we celebrate? In this Lively Lesson, students find a variety of real world examples of differing holiday spellings, take a position on what an “official” spelling should be, and write persuasive letters to companies explaining why they should keep or change the spelling in their advertising or text.
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The Red Nose Challenge is now open.

Cultivate empathy in your classroom by encouraging students in Grades 3-8 to create a 1-2 minute video of their plan to make a difference for children living in poverty for a chance to win $5,000 to put their plan into action and other exciting prizes.
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New Digital Exploration: Aim to Reclaim

In the newest virtual simulation from Dig Into Mining, students will explore the reclamation process to discover how land is restored for a sustainable future. Introductions to the different types of careers are combined with decision points throughout the lab to allow students to better understand the complexity of the reclamation process.
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#DESTEMChat - Inspiring Innovation for the Future

Has everything worth innovating been innovated? Are there still things to invent? Most students only recognize past innovators, missing out on seeing the possibilities of their own futures. Join #DESTEMChat on February 22 to discuss the importance of highlighting innovators and inventors from "today" so students can see all the pathways to changing the world. Join #DESTEMChat on Twitter to participate.
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Presidents' Day Resources

Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday that honors the legacies of former U.S. Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Use these Discovery Education Streaming and Social Studies Techbook resources to explore the history of this holiday, and learn more about the two presidents it honors.
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Go Inside The World of 3M Science - Feb. 23!

Join us on February 23, 2017, at 1PM EST as special co-host Hannah Herbst, 2015 Young Scientist Challenge Winner, gets hands on with 3M scientists doing experiments you can only see at their World Headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. Register today for this one-of-a-kind learning venture!
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It's Random Acts of Kindness Week

We're turning the world kind! Visit randomactsof.us to join a challenge & claim your page on the Kindness Generator, and your school could be recognized as the kindest in the world!
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African Americans in the Arts

The contributions of black Americans to art and culture are practically immeasurable. One era of African American art, music, literature, and activism was the Harlem Renaissance between 1919 and the early 1940s. During this period, writers, painters, and musicians in Harlem helped establish a voice for African American culture in twentieth-century America. Explore this era with these Discovery Education resources.
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Valentine's Day Resources

Looking for something sweet to do with your classes on Valentine’s Day? Check out these Discovery Education resources to engage students and try some of our featured activities to help them celebrate.
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Presidents' Day Virtual Viewing Party

#CelebrateWithDE and explore the history of Presidents' Day, a federal holiday honoring the legacies of former U.S. Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, with this virtual viewing party on February 17.
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Guide Your Young Scientists With Challenge Support Materials

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is a unique project-based learning opportunity that gives students a chance to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist! Guide your students along their Young Scientist Challenge journey with the aid of these tools, tips and templates designed to help them submit a successful entry video.
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See What's Happening in February

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 February including a Presidents' Day Virtual Viewing Party and Black History Month resources.
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Black History Month Resources

Celebrate the achievements and contributions of black Americans and honor the journey of African Americans in United States history with these resources from Discovery Education.
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STEMinar Live - STEM Strategies that Work

Join us on February 8 to hear our guests Jessica Vasquez from Randolph Howell Elementary, TN and Erin Leone from Bernard Middle School, MO discuss the ways they are developing a STEM culture in their classrooms.
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February Content Showcase

Explore new content added to Discovery Education services in February including panoramic virtual tours, Color, The Spectrum of Science, and Grow a Planet: The Power of Flowers.
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Quality Professional Development Exclusively for K-12 Leaders

Join superintendents and curriculum leaders from across the country for a day to pause, reflect on the direction of your schools, and explore innovative best practices in instructional leadership. Powerful Practices is a free, in-person professional development event immersing instructional leaders like yourself in the latest ideas and proven strategies impacting student achievement.
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Super Bowl Resources

Are you and your students ready for some football? Super Bowl LI is coming… Sunday, February 5. Get your students ready for the big day with a variety of resources from Discovery Education, including a Virtual Field Trip to take a look inside the Houston Texans’ practice facility.
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Are you ready for kick-off?

Score a behind the scenes look at the NFL Experience at Super Bowl LI. Join the National Football League, American Heart Association, and Discovery Education on January 31 for a LIVE Virtual Field Trip.
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National Freedom Day

Based on the dedicated action of Richard Wright, an American citizen and former slave, National Freedom Day was established in 1948 to celebrate the spirit of freedom on which the United States of America was founded. Encourage your students to understand and celebrate the freedoms afforded to citizens of the U.S. on February 1, using Discovery Education resources that are focused on freedom.
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Quiet on Set!

High school students who film a safe driving PSA could win up to $15,000 and work with a Discovery film crew to reshoot their spot for TV. Encourage teens to submit their original video before February 23rd!
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Chinese New Year

Look at some of the customs, symbols, and traditions associated with Chinese New Year celebrations with these resources from Discovery Education.
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Encourage Your Budding Young Scientists to Enter the Young Scientist Challenge

The Young Scientist Challenge is an incredible project based learning opportunity for your 5-8 graders to engage with real-world STEM applications. Encourage your students to submit a 1-2 min. video for the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist and win $25,000!
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Winter Service Enhancements

See what new content, tools, and functionality have been added to your Discovery Education services this winter. These changes drive deeper student engagement and increase accessibility of our resources for all students.
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Explore HS STEM Lesson Plans

Inspire your high schoolers to pursue STEM careers with interactive lesson plans brought to you by our partnership with the US Navy. Covering a variety of subjects from physics to biology, these resources are specifically designed to help 9-12 graders understand key STEM concepts and skills in a fun, engaging way.
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Inauguration Day Resources

Use these Discovery Education Streaming and Social Studies Techbook resources to explore the inauguration ceremony, the history of the inauguration, and some of the events and celebrations that take place.
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Quiet on Set!

High school students who film a safe driving PSA could win up to $15,000 and work with a Discovery film crew to reshoot their spot for TV. Encourage teens to submit their original video before February 23rd!
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#DESTEMChat - Leading a Culture of STEM (or STEAM)

How do we inspire others to be the change that is needed in the world? Leadership is less about giving orders, and more about inspiring others. This month our special guest, Dr. Ryan Jackson, Executive Lead Principal of the Mount Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone, discusses building leadership and culture in STEM as a teacher, administrator, parent, and student.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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#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.
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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.
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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!
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#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.
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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.
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