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Music as Environmental Advocacy
Smithsonian archivist Jeff Place looks at the lives and works of musicians who have spread a message of appreciation and personal responsibility for our rivers, lakes, and oceans.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Scientists @ the Smithsonian
Website presenting 26 short videos featuring Smithsonian scientists in a variety of disciplines who show and tell what they do, recount successes and failures, and recall what made them want to grow up to be scientists.
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Water from Space
National Air and Space Museum geographer Andrew Johnston discusses how satellites are used to map our water resources and to observe “water cycles.”
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems: Stepping-Stones to Inquiry
Lesson plans introduce students to mineral science and the scientific process of observation, hypothesis, and conclusion.
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What Is El Nino Anyway
Educational activity explaining what El Nino is and its connection to sea temperatures. Students learn to read sea temperature charts to see the evidence scientists use to predict El Nino events.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems: Stepping-Stones to Inquiry
Lesson plans introduce students to mineral science and the scientific process of observation, hypothesis, and conclusion. Students create a mineral exhibit, observe the factors in crystal growth, and go on a mineral scavenger hunt.
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Grade(s): 4–8
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3D Collection
3D image collection of fossils, artifacts, primates, and other animals. Allows for close examination of objects from the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Adventures in the Rift Valley: Interactive
Interactive explores how Smithsonian scientists search in Kenya for evidence to answer questions about how human ancestors lived during the past one million years.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Annotating Change in Satellite Images
Lesson plan where students observe and analyze land use change over time, using before and after satellite images to create an animated view. Identifying, outlining, and marking areas of change in the images results in a color-coded map that shows the location and geographical extent of change. This technique can be used with deforestation, urbanization, changes in the shoreline, and flooding.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Arts in Conservation Education
Online exhibition that presents ten "case studies" of collaborations between artists and conservation educators across the U.S. The Center for Folklife invites educators--and artists--to share their own ideas.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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