Posts Tagged ‘Curiosity in the Classroom’

Discovery Education and Intel Partner on ‘Curiosity in the Classroom’

September 5, 2012 | by kdelmonico

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.

 

Discovery Education and Intel Corporation Extend ‘Curiosity’ to the Classroom

August 22, 2011 | by gweiswasser

Discovery Education and Intel Corporation today launched an extension of Discovery Channel‘s groundbreaking series Curiosity designed to satisfy students’ curiosity through some of the learning concepts from the series.  Curiosity in the Classroom will examine a variety of topics and seek to answer some of life’s greatest questions.

CuriosityintheClassroom.com, an interactive, science-based educational tool, brings concepts from the Curiosity series to life with curriculum examining such topics as artificial intelligence, communications, computers, nanotechnology and robotics. The site provides in-class and at-home resources to encourage conversation between educators, students and families.

Curiosity in the Classroom also provides free lesson plans and videos aligned to national education standards for students in grades 6-12; career videos and quizzes to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math; webinar series exploring some of life’s most captivating questions; and family discussion guides that correspond to the questions examined in the Curiosity series.

The partnership also features “Catch Me Being Curious”, a national sweepstakes awarding one family a dream vacation of exploration and discovery. One grand prize winner will receive a family vacation to experience Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., or sightsee in Washington, D.C., the Grand Canyon National Park or Yellowstone National Park. Twenty second place winners will receive a Discovery Education prize pack. To enter the sweepstakes, visit CuriosityintheClassroom.com.