Long-term relationship highlights our deep educational media experience

Client: Discovery Education Streaming Techbooks

Category: Education, Kids

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the U.K., and more than 50 countries.

Trillium Productions is proud to be a long-term partner of this innovative company. We’ve produced over 170 short videos–and counting–in a long-term relationship. We work with Discovery Ed’s curriculum specialists and educators in creating videos that are part of their groundbreaking streaming digital Techbooks for math and science, across a number of grades.

We understand STEM. We understand the different ways kids learn, what level of vocabulary they can understand, their growing intellectual and motor skills.

It’s part of our multi-decade experience in creating ed media, which includes 17 first-rate projects for National Geographic’s Ed Film Division and College of New Mexico.

Science in Progress

The video above is a lively animated open whisks us into the realm of physics to show us that even though candy bars and baseballs might be weightless in space, their mass is exactly the same everywhere in the universe. Astro-physicist Daryl Haggard, of Northwestern University’s Dearborn Observatory, takes us into the center of a black hole so massive, it warps the orbits of surrounding stars.


The Big Shrink

Too much stuff to carry in your backpack? Shrink it! Not enough food to feed your guests? Make it bigger! “The Big Shrink” asks whether a shrink ray would make life easier or not, while also introducing students to the concept of scaling and proportion. This bright, quirky video also highlights the wide range of animation styles we use for this client.

Fundamentals of Geometry

Whether it’s a building reaching into the clouds, a high speed rollercoaster tipping over the edge of a high drop, or the cell structure of a plant, geometry can be seen everywhere. This Discovery Education Math TechBook introduces the idea that we live in a world of geometry in “The Fundamentals of Geometry”, answering the question, “What do I need math for?”


Teacher vs Student

What would happen if you went head-to-head against your teacher in a foot race? Who would win? This animated short puts those questions to the test and asks how you can use math to determine who will cross the finish line first.


Falling from a ten-story building sounds like a nightmare, but for stuntmen, they “jump” at the opportunity to perform such daring feats. This animated short gives students an inside look at how filmmakers create these death defying stunts using quadratic equations and functions.
This segment highlights our graphic skills. It was created entirely from stock images and screen grabs from our edit monitor.

Ocean Biocycle

This short video explains a lot about biocycles in general and the ocean biocycle in particular. On this we travel to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and Dr. Josi Taylor who tells us how it all goes together.