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  • Fun Fact Friday: Coffee In Space

    Discovery Education
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Photo credit: Lavazza Did you know that a coffee maker was recently launched into space? It’s true! Bound for the International Space Station (ISS), the SpaceX supply ship carries a variety of necessities for the orbiting astronauts. One of those items is the ISSpresso, a coffee maker specially made to operate in space. According to a NASA document, “ISSpresso is an on board espresso maker that produces hot beverages, and consommé. Water at room temperature is heated and, under pressure, used to create an espresso for the crew member”. Making a good cup of coffee in space…
  • DEN Weekly Update: April 17, 2015

    Discovery Education
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading. Get more Earth Day resources in this week’s Lively Lesson Join us for a stop near you on the DENapalooza tour Experience the Discovery Education Science Techbook View the full update to learn about these projects and more. Your DEN Team
  • My Community Story: With Open Hearts and Open Minds

    Discovery Education
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    As I prepared to write this post I realized that I am coming up on my tenth year at Discovery Education.  I think back how much I have grown over the years and I am reminded how much all the people who have touch my life during that time have helped shape who I am today. I remember the first day I considered how amazing the Discovery Educator Network could be for myself and other educators. I was working with Hall Davidson around 4 AM in a hotel in Paris and suddenly realized how much I had to learn to become the educator I wanted to become, and I was learning this from a person I did not…
  • Toyota TeenDrive365 – Vote now for your favorite student video

    Discovery Education
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Starting today, April 16th through April 30, we invite you to visit to view the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge top 10 videos to place your vote for the People’s Choice award. Over 1,000 entries were submitted this year as part of the challenge. The top ten finalists’ videos, some humorous in tone with others more poignant in nature, address unsafe driving habits and how distracted driving can change lives forever. The video with the most votes will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a behind-the-scenes trip to a taping of a Velocity network show.
  • Free Earth Day Resources for your Classroom

    Discovery Education
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    As you plan your Earth Day activities, Discovery Education and its partners have a number of free resources to consider.  Browse some of the sites below and then share with us in the comments section below.  We love seeing pictures of what you use and how it’s being used in your classroom.   Siemens Science Day Suggested Grade Levels: K-6 Check out this site for hands-on science activities paired with videos to support inquiry teaching in your elementary classroom.  You’ll also find a teacher support center with best practice…
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