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Insect Safari
Teacher section includes lesson plans, classroom activities, and background information. Student section includes interactive computer games and printable activities.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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It’s Not Easy Being Amphibian
Climb into trees with frogs and delve into the underground world of salamanders with Ed Smith and Jennifer Sevin from the National Zoo. They tell what the zoo is doing to conserve amphibians in captivity and the wild, and what you can do to help.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History
Use this website to find the Smithsonian's collection of rare books in the fields of anthropology and natural science. Volumes published before 1840 comprise physical and cultural anthropology, ethnology, Native American linguistics, archeology, botany, zoological fields, paleontology, geology, and mineralogy. Includes links to searching Smithsonian Collections and Internet Resources.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Follow the Lewis and Clark trail. Use the interactive map or browse by category. Contains images, drawings, journal excerpts, and historical notes. Includes teaching guides, suggested resources, and lesson plans.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Listening to the Prairie
This webpage shares four sets of classroom activities based on the exhibition Listening to the Prairie. Students learn about agriculture, food chains, soil, and agriculture.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Listening to the Water Nations
Cultural geographer Doug Herman discusses perceptions of water in traditional indigenous cultures. He also considers contemporary water issues that most immediately and severely affect indigenous people
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Living Maya Time
Bilingual website devoted to the Mayan calendar, which includes middle-school lesson plans on Mayan astronomy and mathematics. The Maya themselves weigh in on the end-of-the world scares associated with the calendar.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Looking Forward by Looking Back: What Does the Fossil Record Say About Climate Change?
What does the fossil record tell us about past changes in climate and the effects on plants and animals? In this webinar, paleo-botanist Scott Wing shares the exciting story of his findings about a period of global warming 55 million years ago.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Mystery Skull Interactive
Interactive activity. Students compare unknown fossils with previously identified ones in order to place them in the timeline of human evolution. 
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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O. Orkin Insect Zoo Teacher’s Guide
Guide for teachers to the Insect Zoo at the Museum. Includes additional information, exhibit layout, connections to the rest of the National Museum of Natural History, curriculum connections, and suggested activities for the classroom.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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