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Discovery Education’s library of vetted, high-quality content contains a wide variety of resources to support the teaching and learning of STEM topics, no matter what classroom. Discovery Education’s resources provide engaging alternatives to consider when designing learning experiences.
Discovery Education’s curriculum experts have curated these resources into channels to provide quick and easy access to support planning engaging learning experiences. Many of our channels organize the content into grade-bands to ensure the content is appropriate for your students.
STEM Careers: Help your students visualize themselves working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math—perhaps as pilots, video game designers, skate park designers, or chemists. People with backgrounds in STEM disciplines work in nearly all industries and for organizations from NASA to movie studios. Meet people who have STEM careers and learn about their fascinating jobs in this STEM Careers Channel.
Virtual Field Trips: Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences—no permission slips required. Whether your focus is manufacturing, economics, health, civics, environment, and more - the Virtual Field Trips Channel provides immersive learning experiences for your classroom to use year-round.
Corporate Educational Partnerships: Learn which educational partners Discovery Education is collaborating with to bring you free lesson plans, interactive resources, and opportunities for real world connections for students.
- STEM Camp: Exclusive to Experience partners, the STEM Camp Channel includes resources to make learning sizzle for your students with STEM. These camp sessions include activities, investigations, and opportunities for students to use the 4Cs through fun and innovative remote learning experiences. Campers will explore real world problems that have been defined through the Grand Challenges for Engineering.
- News & Current Events: In effort to support global awareness as well as the development of civics literacy among students, students can follow emerging stories from around the globe and consider in-depth features on politics, conflicts, sports, the environment, health, technology, and more. Discovery Education offers daily news and current events from Newsy and Reuters News. Weekly episodes of CheddarK-12 Tech and Business News are released each Thursday for middle and high school students.
- Financial Literacy: Venture into the world of money management, from counting your coins to investing in your future. Everyone needs money to live and reach their goals. Understanding good financial choices and the tools available to help you manage your money will make you a wise consumer and help you achieve your dreams.
- Economics: Learn about the economy and how you are a part of the economy. Economics refers to the study of how people use resources to make and exchange goods and services.
- Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids by Jackson Charitable Foundation: This partnership amplifies this engaging and fun financial literacy program, extending its impact to schools and homes across America. Join the Cha-Ching band as they prepare kids grades K-6 with the knowledge, tools, and practice they need to make informed decisions to reach their goals and dreams.
- Citizenship: Investigate the role of good citizenship in democratic government and society. Citizenship grants individuals many rights, including the right to vote, but also requires them to fulfill important responsibilities. In the United States, people may hold citizenship from birth or gain it through a process known as naturalization. Although young people do not have all the rights that adults have, they can still practice good citizenship through community involvement, learning about politics and government, and treating other citizens with respect.
- Health: Discover the best-curated content for topics such as alcohol and other drugs, growth and development, mental health, nutrition, physical activity, safety, the body, tobacco, and violence.
- Computer Science: Computer programming, often called coding, is the process of entering a sequence of instructions to command a computer to complete a specific task. All of the devices we use, like our laptops, tablets, and phones—even our cars and refrigerators—run applications that were coded by a programmer. In the future, learning to code may be as important as learning to read or write. There are many careers in STEM fields that require expertise in coding, but knowledge of coding can benefit people on any career path.
- Common Sense Education: Common Sense Education programs connect students to critical digital citizenship skills. Each lesson takes on timely topics for school communities, supports teachers with improved classroom tools, and prepares students to take ownership of their digital lives. This channel is also available in Spanish.
- Common Sense Education: Privacy and Security: Sharing information about yourself can be a natural and healthy activity, and it can lead to positive connections and personal growth. However, it can also present safety risks, and students need to be aware of potentially harmful consequences such as identity theft and financial exploitation. This channel introduces students to the concept of online privacy and the potential implications of sharing private information with a range of people: friends, the public, app providers, and more. This channel is also available in Spanish.
- Common Sense Education: Digital Footprint and Identity: In a time of 24/7 connectivity, do the benefits of online sharing outweigh the risks? In the Digital Footprint and Identity topic, lessons prompt students to consider how sharing information online can affect them and others and will support them in learning to reflect before they reveal, as well as encourage others to do the same. Students also learn the pros and cons of having different personae and explore how presenting themselves differently online can affect their sense of self, their reputations, and their relationships. This channel is also available in Spanish.
Strategies & Activities
Discovery Education’s SOS Instructional Strategies are research-based strategies for integrating digital curriculum resources in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. Get started with our Top 10 SOS Strategies for STEM (Canadian Subscribers).
Discovery Education contains over 1,000 grab-and-go activities – including many Studio Boards for quick implementation in your classroom. Learn more about Studio and explore boards made for the STEM.