Discovery Education has announced the addition of hundreds of new assets to its award-winning digital services. Among the engaging resources recently added to Discovery Education Experience and the Science and the Social Studies Techbooks are a variety of exciting titles that educators can immediately integrate into instruction.
The brand-new Viruses and Outbreaks channel helps educators discuss the Coronavirus outbreak with their students. Including timely updates regarding the Coronavirus, content describing what a virus is, information on how infectious diseases spread as well as essential guidelines for staying healthy, this channel directly links classrooms to the news shaping our world today.
Get students interested in policies and politics with the recently launched Election 2020 channel, featuring updates from the campaign trail, profiles of the 2020 candidates and their positions on key issues, as well as resources on the history of voting rights and elections in the United States. The channel will be regularly updated through the November general election so students can stay informed as the race takes shape.
The animated, K-2 series Earth to Luna! investigates natural phenomena and encourages early elementary students to think like scientists. Luna, her brother Jupiter, and her pet ferret Clyde ask big questions and use their imagination and the scientific method to explore how the world works. The series will soon be available in English as well as Spanish.
Released just this year, the new Interactive Periodic Table tool lets students swipe and tap their way across the periodic table for quick stats on each element. Students can search the table by name or symbol, click into each element for its “full stats,” and even recolor the table with patterns based off properties like boiling point, melting point, and atomic radius.
In “Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild,” wildlife educator Coyote Peterson brings the animal kingdom up close for the next wave of explorers while promoting compassion and welfare for the natural world. Together with wildlife biologist Mario Aldecoa and his fearless crew, Coyote travels anywhere from Australia’s Devil Ark conservatory to the swamplands of Texas, studying exotic animals, endangered species, and local legends, and sharing incredible experiences and fascinating adventures.
Stay connected with the latest Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) tips, strategies, resources, and interviews with the NGSNavigators podcast series. Featuring interviews with science education researchers, teachers, scientists, and writers of the NGSS, this podcast is designed to be efficient, effective, and engaging for teachers.
Learn about the life and legacies of George Washington with new videos, imagery, and lesson plans from the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Students will learn about Washington’s impact on the Supreme Court and the founding of civil society from Justice Anthony Kennedy and hear from Mount Vernon CEO and President Douglas Bradburn on the importance of Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress. Use these resources to help students better understand the world of America’s first president and his influence on the American political system.
In Savage Builds, students join Adam Savage of MythBusters as he recruits the best engineers, special effects artists, and scientists to build some of the most ambitious projects of his career. Adam and his crew design and build an Ironman suit, forge a medieval sword from a meteorite, and reconstruct one of World War II’s most famous engineering marvels.
In The Tech Interactive: Tech for Tomorrow Virtual Field Trip, students travel virtually to The Tech Interactive, a world-famous science and technology center in San Jose, California, and explore the center’s science labs, hands-on activities, and design-challenge experiences. The program considers the complex idea of technology—including what it means, the role it plays in our lives, and how it can be used to help make the world a better place.
Retrace the remarkable achievements women have made throughout history in the new Women’s History Month channel. Profiles of remarkable women in history and contemporary society illustrate the impact of women in politics, STEM, the arts, sports, and beyond.