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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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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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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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Out and About – Creating Design
Lesson introducing students to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design through the use of digital cameras and the Photoshop CS2 program.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Robots All Around Us
An activity in which students research and discuss robots in order to design and build 3-D robot prototypes of their own.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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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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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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African Americans in Air and Space History
Guided tour exploring the achievements of pioneering African American pilots and astronauts.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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