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The Forest Speaks
Web version of an exhibit on tropical forest research on Barro Colorado Island. Drawings, photos, and text reveal the animals and plants on the island and how researchers study them. Bilingual English-Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Plants and Animals: Partners in Pollination
Lesson plans introduce students to the role of bees play in pollination and, ultimately, the production of many of our foods. Students learn about the parts of flowers and bees and their symbiotic relationship.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Agriculture in Your Life
Lesson plan practicing word manipulation while categorizing sources of basic agricultural products. Includes printable activity sheets and extensions that encourage students to make real life connections to agriculture.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Archives Alive!: Learning from Landscapes Past, Cultivating Garden Memories for the Future
Interpretive and educational package of resources. Students learn about the importance of nature, landscapes, and environment in their everyday lives, and use an expanded notion of “literacy” that encourages collaborative and critical thinking, writing, reading and observation.
Provider: Smithsonian Gardens
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Archives Alive!: Learning from Landscapes Past, Cultivating Garden Memories for the Future Glossary
Interpretive and educational package of resources. Students learn about the importance of nature, landscapes, and environment in their everyday lives, and use an expanded notion of “literacy” that encourages collaborative and critical thinking, writing, reading and observation.
Provider: Smithsonian Gardens
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Be a Food Detective (9-12)
Answer specific questions about prepared food products, including what a food is made from, the source of its ingredients, and how the ingredients were grown. Includes options for homework.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Beginning Botany with Camas
Interdisciplinary extension to lessons describing the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Examines the fundamental principles of botany by studying the history and characteristics of the camas plant.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), the digitization component of the Encyclopedia of Life, is a consortium of 12 major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions organized to digitize, serve, and preserve the legacy literature of biodiversity. Use this website to find onsite resources from the Biodiversity Heritage Library on subjects ranging from agriculture to zoology.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Botanical Type Specimen Register
Searchable database contains images and data for more than 90,000 type specimens of algae, lichens, bryophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. Provided by the United States National Herbarium.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Butterfly Gardening Fact Sheet
Handout dicusses the life cycle of the butterfly and the importance of conservation in protecting these important insects. Students strengthen their biology vocabulary and learn what plants attract butterflies.
Provider: Smithsonian Gardens
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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