In celebration of Earth Day 2022, observed on April 22nd, Discovery Education and partners are proud to present educators, students, and families a diverse array of dynamic digital resources inspiring students to explore the natural phenomena in the world around them. Available on Discovery Education’s Earth Day website, this collection of K-12 content is organized by grade band and has been curated by Discovery Education’s team of curriculum experts. Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.
The wide variety of digital resources now available from Discovery Education are specifically designed to integrate easily into educator’s and school system’s existing Earth Day and sustainability education efforts. Among the resources available on the Discovery Education Earth Day website for integration into sustainability-focused lessons are the following engaging on-demand events:
Going to the Moon with NASA
Hear Erica Alvarez, NASA Systems Engineering & Integration Manager for Advanced Exploration Systems, share fun facts about the Artemis mission, explain why it’s important, and discuss how studying the moon helps us better understand and protect our Earth.
Exploring the Ocean with Luke Tipple
Find ways to preserve our planet and its oceans with scientist and Shark Week host Luke Tipple! Learn about his adventurous career path, his passion for the ocean, and his experiences diving with one of the ocean’s most feared (and most misunderstood) predators.
Growing a Forest with Vooks
Teach students the importance of conservation with award-winning author Sophia Gholz. Explore her experience writing The Boy Who Grew a Forest, the true story behind it, and how she hopes this story will inspire children everywhere to make a difference.
In addition, Discovery Education presents a curated collection of no-cost resources created in collaboration with social impact partners, such as:
STEM Student Leaders
Get inspired to change the world. Meet Moitri Santra, Aadrit Talukdar, and Viraj Pandey, 2021 finalists of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier middle school science competition, as they share thoughtful solutions to solve environmental issues. The annual challenge and part of the Young Scientist Lab program invite students grades 5-8 to compete for an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a $25,000 grand prize, and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”
Designed for students in grades K-12, these activities from Siemens STEM Day – an educational initiative with The Siemens Foundation – bring science, technology, engineering, and math to life inside and outside the classroom. A new selection of 10 activities empowers students to discover key STEM topics like manufacturing, energy, and information technology and how they impact the planet.
Virtual Field Trip
In the Internet of Things Virtual Field Trip, students discover how the internet they use in their everyday lives can connect their cities and communities to conserve natural resources, protect ecosystems, and create safer, more sustainable communities of the future. Find more resources promoting energy-water literacy and conservation efforts from Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World – an educational initiative with Itron – at learntoconserve.com.
In Celebration of Earth Day, the STEM Careers Coalition™ – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate and non-profit leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – presents a curated collection of sustainability-focused professionals in STEM. Introduce students to STEM with over 200 resources designed to uncover students’ STEM skills to activate future solution seekers. The exciting content includes resources ranging from hands-on student activations and lessons to the extensive database of career profiles and family activities.
Users of Discovery Education’s K-12 platform can discover all this content and more on the Earth Day channel. In addition, Discovery Education’s users are able integrate these resources directly into the real-time assessments through the platform’s Quiz feature and can integrate this content into presentations with the Studio feature. Learn more about all of the flexible features of the Discovery Education platform here.
“The natural phenomena in the world around can be a powerful catalyst for student engagement in science and our environment,” said Scott Kinney, Discovery Education’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to work with our content partners on this special collection of Earth Day resources, as it inspires lifelong learning while helping students see how to make our world a healthier place.”
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