Elementary Schools

Explore the Tech Innovations of Tomorrow with Discovery Education’s SOS Instructional Strategies

Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) are research-based instructional strategies for integrating Discovery Education digital curriculum resources in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. These strategies are flexible and can be used as part of in-classroom, virtual and hybrid learning environments to support critical thinking and student engagement. 

Tech for Tomorrow was developed in partnership with The Tech Interactive, a museum in San Jose, CA, and is designed to highlight the ways technology and innovation can better our world.  Featuring resources for students in grades 4-8, the program’s mission is to is to introduce students to

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6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources 

Teaching students the importance of equityaccess and culture is more important now than ever.  Empowering young learners with resources that help them better understand and embrace the world around them while encouraging them to take full advantage of versatile learning resources, will be key to helping students re-engage this school year 

Discovery Education offers a number of programs, resources and lessons that are specifically focused on helping students expand their thinking on issues of equity and culture. These ready-to-use tools can support engagement and connection

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Future Well Kids: Helping Families Develop Healthy Habits

By guest blogger Anna Clausen, Abbott Volunteer Champion

Healthy living has always been a focus of mine, as both of my parents passed away from cancer at a young age. I try to stay healthy by keeping an active lifestyle through running, biking and swimming. When I had kids, health became even more important; we try to remain active as a family and develop healthy habits.

My passion for healthy living is what drove me to pursue a career in the healthcare industry at Abbott.  Twenty-five years later, I am lucky to still be doing what I enjoy the

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Five Easy Activities to Support Project-Based STEM Learning with Resources from Science Fair Central 

As districts around the country begin to consider the specifics of back-to-school, it’s a great time to explore grab-and-go hands-on STEM projects that can be easily assigned to students whether they are in the classroom or learning virtually. Science Fair Central, developed in partnership with The Home Depot, features an entire portfolio of STEM projects to help students learn by doing! 

 The Maker Corner provides NGSS standards-aligned activities designed to encourage exploration and spark curiosity.  Check a few of our favorite activities below: 

 1. The Power of the Sun, Grades 6-8 

In this activity, students will learn

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Lead Employees & Unite Communities with the Power of Prevention

Discovery Education and DEA Offer Opioid Prevention Resources for the Workplace & Beyond 

On a mission to provide educational resources to end the U.S. opioid epidemic through no-cost substance misuse prevention resources, Operation Prevention was developed in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to empower educators to tackle the opioid misuse conversation with students.  Educating our youth about substance misuse is increasingly critical in this current stressful environment.   

In an effort to extend prevention education beyond the classroom, a new  workplace learning series has been introduced to help raise awareness and knowledge

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Girl Scouts is Fueling the Future of STEM

By: Beth Meyer, Vice President of Partner Success at Discovery Education

The evidence is clear – the number of STEM jobs are growing, but not equally.

Insight from Pew Research Center finds that the STEM workforce outpaced all other U.S. job sectors, growing by over 79% since 1990. But while the number of STEM jobs have grown, not everyone is able to access a career in STEM. The COVID-19 global pandemic starkly illuminates not only the growing impact of STEM careers, but also concerning diversity disparities. As engineers churn out new masks and respirators and technology professionals expand contact tracing,

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Bring a Cross Curricular Approach to Your Instruction with Resources from TGR EDU: Explore

A cross-curricular approach to learning is an effective way to introduce students to multiple subjects and help them build critical thinking skills.

An effective cross-curricular learning activity will have students apply various skills while also learning about real-world applications. TGR EDU: Explore, a program from TGR Foundation and Discovery Education, offers free trans-disciplinary resources to teachers.

Teachers, consider the following example lessons and take note of how each makes a connection between students, careers and the world. Use these (or similar) activities to maintain instruction through a trans-disciplinary approach.

Life Science, Mathematics and STEM

Lesson: Entomology Explorations

Students will

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Inspire Students to Consider Careers in Mining Innovation with All-New Dig Into Mining Career Resources  

If students can’t see it, they can’t be it! Exposing students to a wide variety of industries and career paths is key to expanding their interest in STEM careers. In partnership with Freeport-McMoranDig Into Mining provides students with a deeper understand of the mining industry overall, and new career profiles give students the opportunity to discover how professionals in the industry are solving real-world problems. 

Each profile includes a video highlighting a Freeport-McMoran professional in their work environment, along with an accompanying career guide that will give students a more in-depth perspective on the role.  With these easy-to-access

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Virtual Learning Resources from Ask, Listen, Learn and Discovery Education Spark Important Conversations at Home about the Prevention of Underage Drinking

Digital Tools for Families Grow Students’ Confidence to Say “NO” to Underage Drinking

Parents are the leading influence on their kid’s decision to drink – or not to drink – alcohol.  As summer approaches, educators can support parents with a diverse array of digital resources now available from Ask, Listen, Learn and Discovery Education to initiate conversations that help students say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking.

In partnership with Discovery Education, Ask, Listen, Learn provides digital resources for communities to learn about the impacts of alcohol on the developing brain. Encouraging informative and engaging conversations

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