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Space Race
Online exhibit of the history of the space race between the United States and the former Soviet Union.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Idealabs: Prehistoric Climate Change (and Why It Matters Today)
Online interactive in which students compare leaf fossils to learn about the climate millions of years ago. They also meet a Smithsonian paleontologist in a video.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Living Fossils of the Deep, an Expedition to the Bahamian Seafloor
Website for an undersea expedition that advances our understanding of the ocean and its animals. Includes photo gallery of sea creatures, biographies of the biologists, descriptions of the technology and tools, and information pages on the Bahamas and silt snails.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Artificial Anatomy: Collection
Online gallery of more than30 papier-mâché anatomical models of humans, animals, and plants from the museums Artificial Anatomy Collection. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Artificial Anatomy: History
Online exhibit exploring the history of papier-mâché, comparative anatomy, and methods of learning anatomy in the 20th century. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Artificial Anatomy: Preservation
Online exhibit highlighting the methods of preservation used in restoring the museum's papier-mâché collection. Covers the necessity for preservation, examination methods used, and preservation techniques. Also useful for the study of anatomy. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Artificial Anatomy: Resources
Bibliographic material, web links, and museum collections reviewed by the National Museum of American History and relating to the online exhibition Artificial Anatomy: Papier-Mâché Anatomical Models.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Essential Science for Teachers
Online courses designed to help K–6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today's standards-based curricula. The series of courses includes Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Grade(s): General audience
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Exploring Solar Energy: The Science Behind Design
Lesson about energy-related problems and design solutions in which students investigate the sources and properties of energy, conduct Internet research, and create a workshop for their classmates.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Guest Observer Portal
Web site where students can chose an object they would like to see in space and have a picture of that object, taken by the Micro Observatory network of telescopes, sent to them via email.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Grade(s): General audience
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How does design solve everyday problems?
From the chair in which you’re sitting to the town in which you live, everything around you is the result of the work of designers. Some of it is successful and some of it isn’t, but it all exists to fulfill human needs. In this webinar, curator Ellen Lupton and educator Caroline Payson look at the ideas behind cutting-edge household items, from a glow-in-the-dark electrical cord to a camera for the blind. Discover how designers came up with these wild ideas and how you and your class might follow their lead.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Magic and Technology in Early Modern Europe
Written version of Anthony Grafton's 2002 lecture titled, “Magic and Technology in Early Modern Europe.”.In his lively and entertaining presentation, Grafton showed how “the notion of a mathematical or artificial magic” rose from the ancient art of natural magic, embodied in such things as prayers and talismans, to the complex optical, hydraulic and mechanical devices that “not only rivaled, but actually outdid, the creative powers of nature itself.” The machines and automata that emulated nature and the movement of living beings were so astonishing at first that the engineers had to seek independent authoritative testimony that the devices were the product of engineering skill, not occult practices.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Make the Dirt Fly!
Online exhibition with historical photographs and information on the construction of the Panama Canal. Includes sections on reasons for canal construction, location selection, tropical disease, construction, civil engineering, and social history of the workers.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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Science and Technology Concepts for Middle Schools
Science and Technology Concepts is an inquiry-based middle school science curriculum. Website supplements the STC/MS curriculum and can be used as a research guide for students. Purchase required.
Provider: Smithsonian Science Education Center
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Smithsonian Affiliations
Links to Smithsonian Affiliate museums across the nation. Find out if there is an Affiliate near you.
Provider: Smithsonian Affiliations
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Grade(s): All grades
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The Rainforest
Ecology-based teaching kit provides a unique look at a popular subject. Through Lynne Cherry’s The Great Kapok Tree, children explore artists’ perspectives on the rainforest by investigating their works. Lesson plans include language, science, music, and motor activities as well as extensive art enrichment. Based on the philosophy and approach of the Smithsonian’s museum lab school.
Provider: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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The Splendor of Diamonds
Website presenting seven of the rarest and most valuable diamonds in the world. Each entry includes the size, location of origin, history, and image of the diamond.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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What do modern animal bones tell us about biodiversity?
Webinar in which Briana Pobiner of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program discusses her research on modern animal bones in a Kenyan game conservancy. The work is not only helping us to understand current biodiversity and predation pressure, it is also a key to understanding these conditions millions of years ago.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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What’s Tops at the Udvar-Hazy Center?
With this self-guided tour of the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center (Reston, VA), children are encouraged to vote for their favorite aircraft and spacecraft. Includes a gallery map.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Art to Zoo: Tomorrow’s Forecast: Oceans and Weather (1995)
Lesson plan (with printable maps and classroom/take-home activities) demonstrates how ocean currents influence weather patterns and climate. Students identify ocean currents and the relationship between currents and trade routes, conduct an experiment on the differing heat capacities of water and air, and find and label port cities around the globe.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Worm Watching
Lesson plan observing the unique role earthworms play in building good soils. Takes a week to ten days. Includes extension activities.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Here Come the Sunflowers!
Lesson plan for learning about sunflowers. Students plant sunflower seeds and record their growth.. Includes two printable activity sheets and suggestions for extension activities.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Web of Life
Lesson plan constructing a food web to learn how all living things in an ecosystem are interconnected. Includes student role play and extension activities.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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AnimalCams
Cam site where you can see what the National Zoo’s animals are up to—right at this moment. Animals on view are pandas, cheetahs, spotted leopard cubs, fishing cats, small-clawed otters, gharials, golden lion tamarins, gorillas, kiwis, mole rats, orangutans, sloth bears, lions, tigers, octopi, ferrets, and flamingos.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): General audience
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A Walk In the Forest
Interactive animation. Use scientific tools and methodologies to determine forest makeup, monitor health, and conserve biodiversity in a fictional Virginia forest. Characters assist the user and encourage inquiry. Narration optional.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Exploring the Planets
School group tour examining the relationship of Earth to the other planets in our solar system. For grades 3-8.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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GPS: A New Constellation
Online exhibition exploring Global Positioning System (GPS) aerospace technology, which uses satellites and ground equipment to determine position anywhere on Earth.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Striking a Balance
Outdoor activity demonstrating the principles and dynamics of food chains. This activity shows how energy is transferred from the sun to individual plants and then to individual animals.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Prehistoric Climate Change (and Why It Matters Today)
Lesson plan introduces environmental issues while providing fun, challenging, real-world math problems. Students do the work of a team of paleontologists studying a time of rapid global warming 55 million years ago. By examining fossils of leaves from various tree species, and by incorporating the findings into a mathematical formula, they are able to tell average annual temperatures during this prehistoric time.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Apollo to the Moon
Online exhibition detailing the U.S.-Soviet space race, including the formation of NASA, the lunar missions, the moon landing, and more.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Educational Videoconferencing
Programs, National Air and Space Museum information and registration for museum-school videoconferencing programs that complement science, social studies and history curricula. Advance registration is required.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Estuary Chesapeake
Field trip program at SERC’s Maryland location. Parent and/or educator-led hands-on program exploring the living and non-living aspects of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Pre-visit required for new educators and recommended for station leaders.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Introduction to the Nature Journal
Lesson plan in which students practice writing and observation skills by keeping nature journals. They observe animals on the National Zoo’s webcam and write about the behaviors they see, making hypotheses based on these observations.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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North American Mammals
Searchable database of all living mammals of North America. Search by geographic location, species name, mammal family tree, or conservation status. Each animal has a fact sheet with information and pictures.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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What's Your Problem? A Look at the Environment in Your Own Backyard
Lesson plans in which students take on an environmental project. They begin by interviewing people who live in their town or neighborhood. They ask about the state of the local environment—and how it has changed over the years—before deciding on a problem to tackle. The ideas are based on a project in which a second-grade students in Colorado addressed the problem of deer overpopulation in their town.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian Education Online Conference: Problem Solving with Smithsonian Experts
This archived online conference features live presentations, moderated forums, and demonstrations of how Smithsonian specialists use critical thinking skills to solve problems in their areas of expertise. The website includes session recordings, topic discussions, and related resources. The conference covers four areas of exploration: Understanding the American Experience, Valuing World Cultures, Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe, and Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Animation Flip Books
Lesson introducing students to basic elements of animation. While learning about the role of design in entertainment from classic cartoons, students create a “bouncing ball” flip book to demonstrate knowledge of sequential motion.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Small Mammals Facts
Webpage defines characteristics of the mammal family. Includes links to animal fact sheets which provide scientific information and images. Some highlighted animals have additional links.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Weaving the Web
Lesson plan where students construct food webs to learn how food chains are interconnected. Shows how energy flows through food chains between the sun, plants, and animals. Includes printable activity sheets and extensions.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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