DE science middleschool trainingPresentation Transcript
Welcome to Discovery Education Science for Middle School
Enhance Your Instruction with Multimedia Content Curriculum Standards Search Keyword Search Advanced Search Browse three areas of science
Browse Units, Topics & Concepts Three areas of science Unit Topics Concepts
Inquiry Problems Use the Inquiry Problems to introduce a topic to students.
Explore Concepts You can browse media in 3 categories: Interact, Watch and Read
Explore Concepts: Interact Explorations Students manipulate variables and make predictions about outcomes Virtual Labs Students design and conduct their own scientific investigations Integrated Science Simulations Students explore concepts by making choices and controlling variables Interactive Video Users click on “hot spots” to pause the video to learn more information
Explore Concepts: Watch Videos Video content is exclusive to Discovery Education Science. Videos are divided into segments, so you can show only the parts of the video that best relate to your teaching.
Explore Concepts: Read Articles Support key concepts while enhancing reading proficiency with engaging, informative selections from WRC Media’s award-winning libraries Reading Passages Enhance your lessons with these highly visual and dynamic reading passages from Discovery Education’s award-winning book series. Selections include science timelines and interviews with leading scientists.
Differentiated Instruction – Spanish versions
Student Center: Assign to Classes or Individual Students
Students can search on their own
Build formative assessments and view results by class or student.
Build and store online assignments for your students that use Science content.
With the Classroom Manager, you can build and manage your classrooms and assignments. Students visit the Student Center to access these materials.
Process Skills Library
Find resources that can help your students develop their science process skills:
Featured Series Library
Find Video Clips from some of your
favorite Discovery series:
Jeff Corwin Experience
Human Body: Pushing the Limits
Edit existing assessments
Assessments you’ve already created
Assessments created by Science
Report & Recommend
View results by student
View results by class
Use Science’s formative assessment tools to monitor students’ understanding and adjust your lessons accordingly.
Assignment Builder Search existing assignments Build your own online assignments incorporating Science resources, assessments and links to other websites
Classroom Manager Manage Your Classroom with the Classroom Manager, you can build and manage your classrooms and assignments. Students visit the Student Center to access these materials
Process Skills Library Virtual Labs Students design and conduct their own scientific investigations Science Sleuths Students examine science mysteries and use articles, interviews and video to solve the problem MythBusters Episodes have been selected and edited for Middle School audiences and illustrate the adventure and careful use of the scientific process to prove a science myth, or bust it! A variety of media in the Process Skills Library addresses the critical thinking skills students must acquire in order to successfully engage in the scientific process.
Featured Series Library Find Video Clips from some of your favorite Discovery series. Immerse students with featured video including Planet Earth, Jeff Corwin Experience and Human Body: Pushing the Limits.
My Content Use My Content to collect, organize, retrieve, and assign your favorite Science media resources in one convenient place Add media resources and assessments to folders you create Use the pull down menu to view specific media types you’ve added to My Content
My Content Add a resource to My Content: 4. Click “Add” 1. Click “View Details” 2. Click “+ Add to My Content” 3. Select an existing folder in My Content or create a new folder to add the resource
My Classes This feature enables you to create classrooms and student accounts and assign Science content to students. Click a class to view a list of students Add a Student to a class Click to add a new class