The next top scientist could win $25,000

The next generation of STEM leaders is invited to solve tomorrow’s challenges and compete for $25,000 in the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Discovery Education and 3M have opened the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a national science competition for students in grades 5-8.

Through the program, young inventors have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work closely with a 3M Scientist Mentor, compete for $25,000, and earn the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”

The Challenge rewards students who use their science acumen and innovative thinking to create new ways to solve the issues we face every day. Hannah Herbst, who won last year for her energy probe prototype that seeks to offer a stable power source to developing countries, entered the contest because she wanted to help her 9-year-old pen pal living in Ethiopia who lacks a reliable source of power and electricity.…Read More

Problems worth solving

DiscoveryInfoGraphic200x300Did you know that 74% of high school seniors score below grade level in math achievement? Or that the U.S. ranks 25th internationally for mathematics education? This exclusive infographic from Discovery Education presents the latest data about where we are and an honest assessment of where we can go from here.

Transforming Math Education for a Digital Era

DiscoveryEdTechPOVA new digital textbook aims to improve conceptual understanding for lasting procedural fluency in math by focusing on real-world situations, using video and interactive games to engage students, and providing teachers with immediate feedback on student performance.

How a digital science textbook helped raise student achievement in Collier County

DE_WhitePaper_Student_240x274Florida’s Collier County Public Schools partnered with Discovery Education to implement a digital textbook replacement for its science curriculum, using Discovery Education Science Techbook™. An independent study was completed by Merola Research to identify Techbook™’s impact on performance. This paper demonstrates a relationship between Discovery Education Science Techbook usage and enhanced student achievement.

Discovery Education offers free STEM camp

In an effort to bridge the equality gap, as well as give kids and teachers an opportunity for some summer excitement, Discovery Education recently announced that the company is offering its science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) summer camp resources for free.

“We know that too often, unequal access to summer and after-school learning opportunities contribute to disparities in student achievement,” said Cindy Moss, director of global STEM initiatives for Discovery Education. “After-school hours and summer months provide rich opportunities to broaden all students’ exposure to the STEM concepts we know are critical for their success in the classroom today and that are vital to prepare them to compete for the jobs of tomorrow.”

According to Discovery’s website, the STEM Camp is a “dynamic series of standards-aligned curricula available at no cost to schools, districts, non-profit organizations, and parents for use as part of summer camps, after-school STEM programs or wherever support is needed.”…Read More