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Welcome toDiscovery Education Science for Elementary
Engage student minds with science while reinforcing important literacy and mathematics skills.
Enhance science instruction with a formative assessment tool that enables you to monitor student progress and recommend resources based on individual student needs.
Empower students to think and explore like scientists.
New users must click the tab “Passcode Login” to get started.
When new users enter the Passcode and click the “Go” button, they will be taken to an account set-up screen.
New users in each school building will need to know the unique 8-character Passcode that has been assigned to their school.
The key field in this form is the “Username” field, since your log-in name must be unique to the entire Discovery Education Science for Elementarysubscriber base.
This is the form you will see when you have entered your school Passcode.
Teachers use the “Educator Login” tab to log in with their username and password.
Locate Discovery Education Science Elementary School and click the link “Go now!”
Curriculum Standards Search
Browse three areas of science
Glossary terms are available on each Concept page.
Students click the tabs to access information in a variety of formats.
A full list of over 500 commonly used science terms is always available on the left side of the Glossary window.
Students gain information about a concept in the Learn section.
Interactive media enables students to practice and experience science.
Check for understanding with materials found in the Demonstrate section.
Students extend their learning with materials found in the Extend Section.
Concept pages provide pathways through the content.
Video Segments are divided into chapters that illustrate specific concepts within each topic.
Reading Passages are leveled to support a variety of readers.
eBooks enable struggling readers and students whose first language is not English to read and listen to science content.
Explorations enable students to manipulate variables and test their predictions about outcomes.
Virtual Labs are designed to give students the opportunity to practice designing and conducting virtual investigations.
This part sets the stage for the investigation by presenting a real-world problem around which the investigation is based.
Students choose single or multiple variables to test and observe and then conduct their investigations.
Students view a record of trial results in chart form.
Online Assessments pair formative assessment tools with dynamic content.
Brief Constructed Responses monitor your students’ deeper understanding of science concepts.
Extend provides content that goes into greater detail about the concept or extends the concept beyond elementary level expectations.
Access powerful tools that allow you to build and manage assessments; create multimedia projects; build and manage classrooms; and access resources that foster science process skills.
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Enhance science instruction with a formative assessment tool that allows you to monitor student progress and recommend resources based on students’ individual needs.
Build your own online assignments incorporating digital media, assessments and links to other websites
Search existing assignments
Media in the Process Skills Library addresses the critical thinking skills students must acquire in order to successfully engage in the scientific process.
Students design and conduct their own scientific investigations
Students examine science mysteries and use articles, interviews and video to solve the problem
Episodes have been selected and edited for school audiences and illustrate the adventure and careful use of scientific process to prove a science myth, or bust it!
Add media resources and assessments to folders you create
Use the Action pull down menu to copy, move, assign or delete media at any time
Use My Content to collect, organize, retrieve, and assign your favorite media resources in one convenient place.
1.Locate a resource and 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
Access a variety of resources designed to help you make the most effective use of Discovery Education Science for Elementary digital media.
Common ways teachers, Media Specialists, and technology coordinators display Discovery Education Science for Elementary content:
Create “investigative teams.” Have students work in small groups on Virtual Labs or Explorations to develop testable questions, test their hypotheses and record results.
Determine prior knowledge with a pre-activity assessment. Use assessment results to assign appropriate media to individual students.
Pose questions or prepare thought-provoking “lesson starters” before viewing media to actively engage students.
Connect your computer to a projector and use Explorations or a video clip as presentation tools to kick off a lesson.
Assign Reading Passages that reinforce concepts and provide background information.
Save time by saving your favorite resources to folders within My Content.
Home users with 56k modems can search and use support materials; viewing interactive media and performing downloads may be possible but will be very slow.
DE Science is designed for use with a broadband internet connection.
Video files, reading passages and brief constructed responses may be downloaded. All other content is available online only via streaming.
You may need to install updated “codecs” if the media player is not properly playing the audio or video components.