It’s that time of year again! When I ventured out yesterday for my morning commute and was greeted by the adorable sight of D.C. school children boarding the bus in their uniforms, it became official: summer is over and it’s back to school time.
Discovery Education and Intel Corporation are heading back to the classroom too, as they announced today the expansion of their Curiosity in the Classroom partnership. The program, an extension of Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking Curiosity television series, is designed to ignite a passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in students in grades 6-12.
A component of Discovery Education’s commitment to STEM education, CuriosityintheClassroom.com provides an interactive tool for teachers, students and families, exploring topics such as artificial intelligence, robotics, computers and more.
“Discovery Education is committed to providing educators, students and their families with resources and opportunities to explore the world around them and ignite their natural curiosity,” said Mary Rollins, Discovery Education vice president in today’s press release. “We are pleased to expand the Curiosity in the Classroom program to include a wider variety of resources to get students excited about STEM and encourage them to pursue STEM-related careers in the future.”
The partnership also features the “Catch Me Being Curious” contest, awarding a family of four the opportunity to explore their world on a vacation. For more information and to enter the contest, please visit CuriosityintheClassroom.com.