‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ Uses Science to Help Athletes

Thinking back to middle school, science projects seemed to revolve around model volcanoes and basic chemical reactions. However, in 2011, young scientific minds are using the power of science to solve problems, big and small. The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is committed to encouraging budding scientists and rewarding innovation among students each year, and Braeden Benedict of Rancho Palos Verdes, California is the latest to earn the title…

Discovery Education and Siemens Kick Off the 2011 We Can Change the World Challenge

Do you know a creative, committed, enthusiastic student who wants to help solve tomorrow’s most daunting environmental problems? Discovery Education and Siemens have kicked off this year’s We Can Change the World Challenge, a national sustainability challenge for K-12 students. Under the program, students team up with classmates under teacher/mentors to solve environmental problems in their school (grades K-5), community (grades 6-8) and world (grades 9-12). Now entering its fourth year,…

Discovery Education Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with Screenings, Classroom Resources

Discovery Education will engage educators and students beyond the walls of the classroom with learning experiences covering the events of 9/11 and exploring the innovations and challenges associated with rebuilding a sacred site. Honoring the victims, survivors and all those affected by 9/11, Discovery Education, in collaboration with the September 11th Families’ Association and the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, will provide free educator resources, host previews of Discovery Channel &…

‘Discover Your Skills’ Program Extended to PSAs, Partnerships

In May, we announced here that Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel‘s Dirty Jobs has partnered with Discovery Communications on a new multimedia initiative, Discover Your Skills, that provides unemployed and underemployed Americans with access to resources for obtaining marketable job skills while also raising the awareness of employment opportunities. It includes www.DiscoverYourSkills.com, an online resource providing links and information to help educate, prepare and advance entry to the workforce.  Today,…

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

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…

Texas Approves Discovery Education Science Techbook for Science Instruction

Exciting news from Discovery Education: Texas has joined other adoption states Florida, Indiana, Louisiana and Oregon in approving the Discovery Education Science Techbook as a key digital instructional resource for science instruction.  The Science Techbook meets students in the digital environment where they live, igniting their natural interest in science with dynamic, engaging resources, including virtual labs, video clips, ebook passages, an interactive glossary and more. Also included is a real-time…

Discovery Supports Military Families Through White House Initiative

Yesterday, Discovery Communications announced that it will work with the White House to support military families through Discovery Education, TLC, Military Channel and Discovery’s social media division. The support, which will take place in schools, on-air and online, will generate awareness for returning troops and America’s military families as part of Joining Forces, a national initiative launched yesterday by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. In addition, MythBusters Jamie Hyneman…

Discovery Education Named to Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Education Companies

Congratulations to Discovery Education, who was named to Fast Company‘s list of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education! Fast Company recognized Discovery Education for “[l]eading the way in the digital learning movement by making video-based content that reaches more than half of all U.S. schools, including 1 million teachers and 35 million students” and for developing digital math and science curricula for public school students in Chicago and Detroit. We…

The Search Is on for ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Know a scientifically savvy 5th through 8th grader? Discovery Education and 3M have just opened the 2011 call for entries for the 13th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota to compete in the final challenge in October 2011, and the winner will receive $25,000 and the title of “America’s…

Discovery Education & 3M Bring You the ‘Science of Everyday Life’

Making learning fun is obviously one way to get kids more interested in topics like science and math, which may not seem to have immediate applications to their lives. To that end, Discovery Education and 3M have teamed up to create an unique online resource center, Science of Everyday Life. A powerful year-round destination, Science of Everyday Life provides teachers, parents and students with a fun and interactive platform to…