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May 2020: New Digital Content

Discovery Education has announced the addition of hundreds of new, engaging assets to its award-winning digital services. Among the resources recently added to Discovery Education Experience and the Science and the Social Studies Techbooks are a variety of exciting titles that educators can immediately integrate into remote or summer instruction.

  • Experience
  • Science Techbook
  • Social Studies Techbook

Generate Excitement About Science and Social Studies Topics

More than 50 new programs from Discovery Inc.’s family of networks are now available in Discovery Education Experience, Science Techbook, and Social Studies Techbook.

  • From Discovery Channel, join wildlife biologist Forrest Galante as he travels to Indonesia to rescue a giant crocodile with a tire wrapped around its neck in Impossible Croc Rescue.
  • In Pandemic: COVID-19, from the Discovery Channel and Science Channel, experts use the latest information from the front lines to reveal why the novel form of coronavirus is so deadly and how people across the world are fighting back.
  • America’s Lost Vikings, also from Science Channel, uncovers how far the Vikings explored North America.
  • In Legendary Locations from the Travel Channel, host Josh Gates takes viewers on an awe-inspiring journey to the most storied places on the planet.
  • Experience
  • Social Studies Techbook

Take Students Behind the Scenes of the World’s Greatest Museums

From wherever they are, students can get a virtual, all-access pass to the world’s top museums from Janson Media’s Museum Access. Host Leslie Mueller visits locations like:

With each visit, students will discover and learn about global culture, innovations, accomplishments, and heritage around the world.

  • Experience
  • Science Techbook

Learn About Marine Biology

Join conservationist, artist, and explorer Dr. Guy Harvey and his daughter Jessica as they travel the world to study and document the largest predators and most exotic wildlife on land and in the sea. Now available in the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation channel, The Expedition Notebook and Guy Harvey Expedition series brings students up close and personal with sharks, turtles, lionfish, great barracudas, and more.

  • Experience
  • Science Techbook

Reject e-Cigarettes

Join the CVS Health Foundation,CATCH Global Foundation, and Discovery Education for Clearing the Air: A Be Vape Free Virtual Field Trip, which provides young people and their families the facts and science to make healthier decisions. During the Virtual Field Trip, students will:

  • Gain powerful insights from their peers who share firsthand experiences of avoiding the dangers of e-cigarette use.
  • Hear strategies for thinking critically about influences like advertising and social media.
  • Learn effective refusal skills.
  • Debunk common vaping myths with first-hand insight from a leading health professionals.
  • Experience

Get Lost in a Great (Audio)Book

Now live in Discovery Education Experience, the Audiobooks channel helps all students access literature and enjoy books at their own pace. Students and teachers can easily browse the channel by grade range as well as genre, and new audiobooks are being added to each week. The Audiobooks channel showcases more than 200 works of literature, allowing students to listen to books like:

  • The Hunger Games
  • Goosebumps
  • Shakespeare
  • And much more
  • Experience
  • Science Techbook

Listen and Discover

Some of today’s most exciting new discoveries are coming from research supported by the National Science Foundation. And now students can listen to a collection of podcasts that explain that scientific research in a fun and fascinating way. The Discovery Files Podcast channel provides an upbeat, entertaining look at the latest advances in science and engineering. From how sweat helps high-powered robots to how we can help watermelons thrive during climate change, each episode showcases innovative research projects funded by NSF.

  • Experience
  • Science Techbook

Bring Science into the Living Room

To encourage student curiosity and exploration outside the classroom while students are studying from home due to COVID-19, 3M has launched the 3M Science at Home video series. Now available in Discovery Education Experience and Science Techbook, the series presents simple and fun at-home experiments conducted by 3M scientists using common household items. The experiments are designed to reinforce core scientific principles in physics, chemistry, and biology, and can be done from anywhere!

  • Experience

Share Timely Information Around Viruses and Outbreaks

In addition, Discovery Education has added new content to the Viruses and Outbreaks channel. Launched earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Viruses and Outbreaks channel is a curated collection of resources designed to:

  • Give students access to the latest news and information about the pandemic.
  • Help them understand the science behind viruses and outbreaks.
  • Learn strategies for staying emotionally and physically healthy during times of uncertainty.

This dynamic collection of resources now includes videos, images, interactives, podcasts, studio boards, and activities in both English and Spanish.