I’ve been using Discovery Education for over 20 years. Today I use it in all subject areas, and love that I can easily search topics to find interactive Studio Boards, videos, and resources to support my teaching every day in any subject. We are STEAM certified, so there is so much from Discovery Education that I can implement in my classroom, such as using videos as an activator or pulling in Mystery Science.
Mystery Science is a great resource because there are so resources and it saves me a lot of time! The activities don’t take much prep work besides finding the materials and making copies, and I love to use Mystery Science resources with a DE Studio Board or a Quiz as a learning check at the end. In fact, having two Discovery Education products within one platform eliminates the hassle of having to navigate extra resources. It has shortened my prep time significantly and has helped me spend more time with interventions and enrichment activities.
I also use Mystery Science in our ELA and Science blocks. Since we are a STEAM integrated school, we follow a specific Engineering/Design process, which starts with research. We use the Mystery Science resources in the first research step so students can take notes, activate prior knowledge, and learn an introduction from the videos before we move to the create step.