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Discovery Education’s COSMEO Plans New, Expanded Features and Content This Fall

Posted Sep 18, 2006
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Discovery Education has announced that its COSMEO online homework help service for K-12 students ( will soon be offering content that directly matches topics covered in the most widely-used math and science textbooks, and later this fall, social studies textbooks.
COSMEO, which is correlated to grade level and state curriculum standards, provides homework help for all key subject areas—science, math, social studies, English, health, art and music—and includes more than 30,000 teacher-approved video clips that make complex topics more interesting to investigate and easier to understand. The homework help subscription service, available at, also provides more than 15,000 interactive quizzes; 20,000 high-resolution images and clip art; hundreds of interactive brain games; online reference materials and more.

Since its launch in March 2006, COSMEO has added many new features. Those coming this fall include:

* Textbook-aligned video content for the most widely used science and social studies textbooks, and content aligned to every page of top math textbooks.
* A comprehensive reference center complete with Merriam Webster's online dictionary, the Columbia Encyclopedia, almanacs, and periodicals.
* 5,000 new educational video clips, including Discovery exclusive educational video vignettes tied to upcoming Discovery Networks programs, including Discovery Channel's Discovery Atlas and MythBusters, and Discovery Kids Channel's Year on Earth.
* New brain games, including an interactive periodic table of elements, Pendemonium grammar games, and the COSMEO Music Academy.
* Instant polls that allow kids to share important facts, figures, and kids' opinions.

Source: Discovery Education,

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