Discovery Launches 'Science for Elementary' Service


Expanding on its science education tools for middle school students, Discovery Education this week launched a digital science service targeted specifically toward elementary students: Discovery Education Science for Elementary. The new service, which will be shown off at the FETC conference in Orlando, FL next week, is designed to build foundational knowledge in science while bolstering math and literacy skills.

Discovery Education Science for Elementary includes lesson materials, electronic texts, and various audio and video materials. The service comprises four main areas of study:

  • Learn, in which students are introduced to basic concepts through e-books, audio, and video;
  • Explore, in which virtual labs are used to cover topics within a unit;
  • Demonstrate, which is the assessment portion of the program, incorporating online responses and printable "brief constructed responses;" and
  • Extend, in which students explore concepts as they relate to one another.

"Discovery Education Science for Elementary transforms the way elementary school educators teach science," said Tracie Belt, an educator at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, FL, in a statement released this week. "Instead of spending time going between different resources to find the appropriate materials for my students, teachers can now go to one central place and find digital content that helps students learn key concepts and encourages additional interest in the sciences."

More information can be found at the links below. Discovery Education will be at booth 108 at the FETC convention.

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