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Inventing Our Way Out of the Climate Change Problem? Innovative Youth Tackle the Issue
Can new inventions address climate change? In this webinar, Smithsonian educator Tricia Edwards introduces the work of inventors concerned with sustainability issues, as well as to her own work in bringing young inventors and research scientists together on environmental projects.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Lighting a Revolution
Online exhibit exploring the process of invention by comparing Thomas Alva Edison’s well-known work on the electric light bulb a century ago with several modern lighting inventions. Considers the process of innovation through five steps: preconditions, invention, promotion, competition, and consequences. A guest lounge and library include two photo galleries, scripts, and curator notes for the exhibit, a mystery object, links, a bibliography, and additional scientific and historic information.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Looking at Earth
Online exhibition demonstrating how views of our planet from above have helped us better understand it. Provides examples of satellite imagery and aerial photography used for urban planning and more.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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People Movers
Students investigate how transportation has evolved through the years and how it may continue to change in the future through teamwork activities.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Rameli's Machines: Original Drawings of 16th Century Machines
Online exhibition presenting the drawings of military engineer Agostino Rameli. He produced a remarkably illustrated book in 1588 describing a large number of machines that he devised. This website presents the illustrations of some of the machines in this book, a short biography of Rameli, and further readings.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt
Online exhibit telling the story of early American science includes a digital reproduction of the oldest surviving Anglo-American star map. This map, created in 1780, reflects a story of scientific curiosity and the practical applications of astronomy in colonial America. Focuses on the map's creator, Simeon De Witt, and the scientific context in which he lived.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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The Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas
Online exhibition on the underwater cables that provide global communication. Includes history of the telegraph, optic and electric lines, the historical context of the connections, and related library resources.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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African American Pioneers in Aviation
Research and teaching website that challenges students to analyze primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian Source: Invention
Section of SmithsonianSource.org intended to supplement the materials you currently use for lessons on American inventions and innovations. Includes a video tracing the development of the electric guitar, DBQs, lesson plans organized by grade level, and primary-source documents from the Smithsonian collections.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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Treasures of American History: Spanish Version
Downloadable transcript of the online exhibit Treasures of American History in Spanish. The topics included in the exhibition are: creativity and innovation, American biography, national challenges and American identity.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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