Silver Spring, Md. (August 18, 2014) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today the addition of 38 exclusive videos from Discovery Communications’ family of networks to its suite of digital resources. Educators can now integrate popular series from Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Animal Planet and American Heroes Channel into classroom instruction through Discovery Education’s suite of digital education services including Discovery Education Streaming, Streaming Plus and Discovery Education Techbook™ series.
New content now available through Discovery Education’s digital services include:
•Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, episode Do Try This at Home, where the MythBusters investigates a host of experiments to help determine which ones can be safely practiced at home. Available on Discovery Education Streaming and Science Techbook, the interactive lesson plans and customized digital learning experiences reinforce the science explored in the episode.
•Several new episodes from popular Science Channel series have also been added like Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, where the Academy Award®-winning actor explores the greatest mysteries of the universe. The series empowers educators to inspire students’ curiosities and engage them in science. Outrageous Acts of Science hosts an expert panel of scientific thought leaders to explain the principles behind the internet’s most ridiculous viral videos that test the principles of physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. World’s Strangest gives students an intelligent and witty look at some of the oddest things mankind has created, been affected by, or is intrigued by through a combination of real footage, eyewitness stories and scientific rendering.
•Students can be taken beyond the classroom with new videos from Animal Planet’s Surviving the Kill Zone which transports them to Africa’s Zambia Luangwa Valley for an extraordinary look into the lives of unique herbivores and predators during the longest dry season in living memory.
Now available on Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook, American Heroes Channel’s Hidden History of the Moon Landing analyzes the key technological developments of the 1800s and the 1900s that eventually led to the creation of Saturn V, the rocket that transported American astronauts to the moon for the first time in history. Newly added episodes from Against the Odds give students a unique perspective on the realities of war using archival war footage and first-hand interviews with veterans who survived battles from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq.
“Discovery Education’s digital resources transport my students beyond the walls of our classroom. Bringing scientific principles and historical events to life through student-friendly programming really engages them, and makes learning exciting,” said Cheryl Lykowski, teacher at Monroe Road Elementary, Bedford Public Schools. “I look forward to integrating videos that my students find interesting into classroom instruction to inspire creativity and enhance learning outcomes.”
“Through our access to high quality educational and entertaining resources from Discovery’s family of networks, Discovery Education has the ability to motivate and engage students in the classroom through innovative content,” said Kelli Campbell, senior vice president, Discovery Education. “Being part of the world’s #1 nonfiction media company allows Discovery Education to utilize compelling video in our multimedia learning platforms to provide students with unique learning opportunities.”
For more information about Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus, Discovery Education Science Techbook series, and other services and resources from Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Available in over half of all U.S. schools and primary schools in England, community colleges and in 50 countries around the world, Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that accelerate academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
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