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Nuestra casa en el universo
Spanish-language introduction to environmentalism and "our home in the universe" in comic-book form.
Provider: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Ocean Conservation: Strategies
This website is devoted to strategies for improving ocean fitness and health. Learn about ongoing efforts involving marine sanctuaries, bioacoustics, and algae blooms. Learn, too, about what you can do to help.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Planet Water
Our species has had an enormous impact on the watery world. The big fish are disappearing, coastal waters are home to “dead zones,” and carbon dioxide is taking a toll on water as well as air. Yet there is still time to act. Nancy Knowlton of the National Museum of Natural History discusses some of our positive actions.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Pollution Solution!
This lesson plan investigates pollution and its effects on individuals. Students listen to the story “Clean Air, Dirty” by Lynne Patchett and draw pictures of air pollution. The lesson concludes with students inventing machines to clean up the environment.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Sea Turtles and Our Watersheds Outreach Program, Grade 6
Classroom program connecting students to local and global watersheds through activities that relate to Smithsonian science and sea turtle research. Focus is on pollution and how humans effect the sea environment. For grade 6. Pre-registration and fee required.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Settle Down: Turbidity and Water Quality
Lesson where students learn about “water fitness” as they focus on the how turbidity affects water quality. Printable worksheets and links included.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Sink or Float: Water and Design Solutions
People around the world are confronted with rising water, drought conditions, and increased weather extremes. Presenters from the Smithsonian's National Design Museum discuss the ways that designers are responding with innovative solutions—from floating houses to energy produced by ocean waves.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Smithsonian Education Online Conference: Climate Change
Archived online conference in which Smithsonian staff and audience members look at the issues surrounding climate change from the perspectives of science, history, and art. From this website, you can access session recordings, topic discussions, and related Smithsonian resources.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): General audience
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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Video Conferences
Interactive videoconferences, 30 to 60 minutes, on topics related to SERC research including animals, plants, and ecology. Students participate in hands-on science demonstrations and interact with SERC staff.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Grade(s): All grades
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The Energy-Efficient Chemical House
"Teacher-created lesson in which students design a house with efficient heating and cooling. They use their knowledge of conduction, convection, and radiation in the design."
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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