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December 2019:
New Digital Content

Discovery Education has announced the addition of hundreds of new, engaging assets to its award-winning digital services. The new digital resources, coming to Discovery Education Experience and the Science and Social Studies Techbooks, provide K-12 educators with an array of digital resources they can begin integrating into classroom instruction to engage all learners.

  • Experience
  • Science Techbook

Explore Real-World Science with the National Science Foundation

Hundreds of new videos from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) collection are now live in Discovery Education. Through these videos, students will meet scientists and engineers leading ground-breaking research in space science, agriculture, computers, and much more.

  • In the series “Science Nation,” NSF researchers examine new discoveries pertaining to the Earth, the universe, and humanity itself.
  • The “Texties” series delivers exciting National Science Foundation-funded research through text-onscreen videos that promote students’ reading comprehension skills.
  • Profiles of Scientists and Engineers” helps students better understand what STEM careers are really like through profiles of young professionals in the field.

  • Experience
  • Science Techbook

Go Wild with New Content from Animal Planet

Discovery Education has added new content from Animal Planet to pique students’ curiosity and transport them to places around the globe.

  • In “Wild Australia,” students will explore the unique creatures found in the world’s smallest continent and consider the traditions and history of Aboriginal Australians.
  • Wild Costa Rica” brings the rainforest into the classroom and showcases the behaviors, adaptations, and biology of Costa Rica’s incredible animals.

  • Experience
  • Science Techbook
  • Social Studies Techbook

Get Curious with New Animated Videos

Discovery Education’s new “Curiosity” video series is now available within Experience and topic-based channels like Ecosystems and Holidays and Observances. Covering topics in biology, American history, and U.S. holidays, the series encourages elementary students to think big and get curious about the world around them. Host and narrator Lenzi the Magnifying Glass begins each episode with an engaging question that inspires critical thinking and creativity, such as:

  • Experience
  • Social Studies Techbook

Uncover the Power of Stories to Change Our World

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education take students on a dynamic learning experience in Our Stories Are Stronger Than Hate Virtual Field Trip. During this virtual experience, students hear powerful first-hand testimonies to help them consider what gives stories the power to:

  • Make an impression on others
  • Inspire action
  • Change the world

  • Experience

Shine a Light on the Untold Stories of Today’s Changing America

Discovery Education is proud to partner with BESE to bring three new video series that promote inclusivity and navigate the tapestry of cultures, identities, and nations that make up our nation. Founded by actress Zoe Saldana, the digital news platform reconstructs and recontextualizes narratives around how young people connect to today’s America. Students will be inspired by a diverse collection of inventors, entrepreneurs, newsmakers, problem-solvers, change-makers, and thought leaders who have contributed to our society through science, technology, art, and culture. These series include:

  • Experience
  • Science Techbook

New Physics Videos from Flipping Physics

In Flipping Physics, high school physics teacher and host Jonathan Thomas-Palmer, along with his “students” Billy, Bobby, and Bo, use real-world examples of physics phenomena to keep students engaged and on track. The videos break down problems from all high school physics courses with clear, step-by-step solutions to help students in algebra-based and calculus-based courses, including:

  • Standard track
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Physics C

  • Experience
  • Social Studies Techbook

Experience the World’s Most Unique Places

Students will travel the globe and encounter distinct cultures and locales in the Travel Channel series, “Top of the World.” This unique series highlights the geography, landforms, architecture, and people of the world’s most fascinating locations, including: