World Discovery Box Aligns Hands-on Science Learning Station with National Science Education Standards

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Schools Use Science Collection of Fossils, Marine Life, Minerals and Insects to Meet National Standards in Life Science and Earth Science

World Discovery Box, LLC announced today that it is aligning its Discovery Box™ Science Learning Station with the National Science Education Standards developed by the National Academy of Sciences. The Discovery Box is a small, wooden chest of drawers filled with a collection of natural specimens including fossils, marine life, minerals and insects. The collection of natural specimens included with the Discovery Box provides the opportunity for a hands-on, interactive approach for achieving the education standards in life science and earth science. Additional information about the Discovery Box can be found at http://www.worlddiscoverybox.com.

The Discovery Box collection can be adapted for the science content standards for grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 and support many life science and earth science topics studied in school. For example, the trilobite fossils and the mountain stag beetle specimen included in the collection can demonstrate life science lessons such as the differences in living and non-living organisms, evolution and extinction, as well as the structure of organisms. Furthermore, the trilobite along with the petrified wood and obsidian specimens can demonstrate Earth science lessons such as the Earth's various materials and sedimentary layers, evidence of past life and changes in the Earth's structure.

"Science can be one of the most challenging subjects in school, but it also has the potential to be one of the most stimulating and rewarding subjects. With the Discovery Box, we are providing learning resources that support education standards, while at the same time make science more engaging and fun for students," notes John Skowlund, President of World Discovery Box. "As any experienced teacher knows, science is all about the pivotal moments when new concepts are learned or new questions are asked. It is about the exploration, the journey to the conclusion and most importantly, it is about the discovery."

World Discovery Box continues to expand its science collection sets and science learning resources to not only to align with science standards, but to support specific science curricula. It is currently forming a science advisory group of science teachers, curriculum developers, science publishers, and professional scientists to evaluate current life science and earth science curricula and define methods and materials to enhance the learning effectiveness in the science classroom.

About World Discovery Box
World Discovery Box LLC provides innovative learning products, educational toys and education services to families and schools. Its flagship education product, the Discovery Box™, allows parents and teachers to create a rich learning environment for children aged 4-14 in science education in traditional, Montessori and home school settings. The company, founded in 2008, is headquartered in Durango, Colorado. For more information and photographs, visit http://www.worlddiscoverybox.com

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