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Department of Botany References and Tools
Webpage for the Department of Botany. Includes botanical links, news, nomenclatural tools, taxonomic groups, imaging by geographic area, and more.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Destiny in Space
Teacher’s guide and teaching poster introduce the challenges of space exploration. Topics include muscle response to weightlessness and clothing, communication, and gardening in space.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Dig It!
This online exhibition explores the amazing world of soils. Includes background information, videos, classroom and exhibit activities, and information on soil scientists.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Ecosystems on the Edge
Website with videos, information, and related links on threats to coastal ecosystems. Covers climate change, at-risk species, and watersheds as well as what students and adults can do to help restore these ecosystems.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Farming in Nature’s Image
Uses a case study of a farmer using practices that work with nature. Focuses on profitable agricultural practices that also are beneficial to the environment. Includes option for homework assignment.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Catalogue of flora from the Hawaiian Islands. Image gallery and specimen search searchable by family, genus, species, and common name. Includes bibliography,, additional links, and more.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Flora of the Marquesas
Catalogue of flora from the Marquesas Islands. Image gallery and specimen search searchable by family, genus, species, and common name. Includes background on the Islands, bibliography, a additional links, and more.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Flora of the Washington-Baltimore Area
Catalogue of flora from the Washington DC – Baltimore area. Sections include interesting finds, flora search, gallery of images, links to suggested references, modern and historic maps of the area, checklists for flora in the Washington, DC- Baltimore area, and a kid's page.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): All grades
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Flora of the Washington-Baltimore Area Kids Page
Learn about the kinds of plants in the Washington, DC- Baltimore area, and how to collect and identify them. Includes virtual activities for children, photo gallery, video of an expert, and a glossary.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Grow Your Own Victory Garden!
Handout describes World War II Victory Gardens. Students explore practical applications of area and perimeter as they design their own vegetable gardens using plants that were grown during World War II. They research local geography to access climate and soil quality.
Provider: Smithsonian Gardens
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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