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Discovery Education - April 2024 Updates

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Mon, Apr 1, 2024


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Here are some "Timely & Relevant" resources from Discovery Education for the month of April 2024. Use Discovery Education as your daily hub of resources for your classroom with digital media and ready-to-use learning activities. Be sure to log into your instance of Discovery Education before clicking on the links in this post.


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  • Check out the April 2024 DE Newsletter for a list of resources that supports student learning throughout the month.  Click on the link above or the image to open and download this month's newsletter.


Explore the Ready-to-Use-Activities
  • Explore DE's ready-to-use activities These time-saving activities can be used as-is or modified to meet the needs of their classroom! From Background Builders to Daily Sentence Fix-Its to Choice Boards and more – teachers can find quick grab and go resources to use anytime in the Instructional Activities Channel.

  • There you’ll find this month's Activity Calendars for Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. Use them as they are or make your own copy to edit and share.


Highlighted Monthly & Timely Celebrations

  • National Poetry Month – Pump up your literature lessons and learn about groundbreaking poets with this collection of resources, sorted by grade band.
  • World Health Day (4/7) – Ensure your students are equipped with the knowledge and resources to be healthy for their future.
  • Total Solar Eclipse (4/8) – On Monday, April 8th, a total solar eclipse will cross North America from​ the Southwest to the Northeast. During the solar eclipse, the moon will pass between Earth and the Sun, blocking the sun's light for a short time period. The natural phenomena will be visible in Pennsylvania! Get your students ready!

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  • International Day of Human Space Flight (4/12) – Expand your perspective from Earth, to the solar system, and to the edges of space.
  • Earth Day (4/22) – Celebrate Earth Day with this collection of engaging activities that students, educators, and families can do to invest in our future and make a meaningful difference for our planet.
  • Shakespeare Day (4/23) – Explore Shakespeare's finest works and discover why his plays continue to be rediscovered, adapted, and performed by diverse cultures throughout the world.


Check out DE's New Content

  • The Fixies - A New Channel to Teach Science to Young Students! Follow the comical misadventures of Tom Thomas and his secret friendship with Simka and Nolik, the children of the Fixie family that lives in his apartment. There's just no end to the troubles Tom Thomas and his Fixie friends get themselves into with all the gadgets and appliances around them!

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  • N*GEN - Explore STEM topics with N*GEN. Based in Africa, this program series teaches younger students about a variety of STEM topics. Learn about the wetlands, robots, food, bees, and more!
  • PhET Interactive Simulations - Brand new 64 Spanish interactives are now available! Explore the electrifying world of molecular interactions, genetic mutations, planetary gravity, and more with these interactive simulations. Based on extensive education research, PhET simulations bring math and science concepts to life in an intuitive, game-like environment, inviting students to learn through exploration and discovery.


Information compiled in this update was provided by our partners at Discovery Education


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