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Published in 2014
Learn how experts joined forces to figure out what happened at the end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago. Meet Dr. Kirk Johnson, a paleobotanist and Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History. While you may know about the extinction of large dinosaurs, you might not realize that...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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View videos on media coverage of volcanological events with significant contributions from Smithsonian staff.
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These resources help students through lectures, activities, and lessons dealing with flight. 
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Investigate how our view of the universe has changed over time and how the tools we use to study the universe have also change. Find out the latest research on overcoming student misconceptions related to cosmology and prepare them to comprehend our current understanding of the universe. Type of...
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This initiative from the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian offers online lessons and other materials based on accurate Native American history and designed to meet national and state curricula standards. The interdisciplinary resources span elementary, middle, and high school...
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This comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. You can even browse a list of past exhibits, which is included on the ground floor...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The Volcanoes of the World database provides a catalog of Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes, and eruptions from the past 10,000 years.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The Smithsonian Science Education Academies for teachers (SSEATs) bridge the gap between the SSEC's formal science education programs and informal education programs at the Smithsonian museums and research facilities. Teachers from around the country venture to Washington, DC, for a weeklong course...
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We offer a variety of teacher workshops that can be customized to meet staff development needs and schedules of the participating organization. All workshops support National Education Standards and can be adapted for local curricula. Workshops include hands-on, interactive learning, content...
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This web site is designed to help educators prepare, plan, and teach about science and technology. A search engine enables you to sift through all of the Smithsonian Educational Institutions for what you need.
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Database of images from the Smithsonian Institution Archives
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This program provides a residency at one of the Smithsonian's libraries for mid-career educators working on publications or curriculum development and allows them to use its collections to further their research in science, history, culture, and arts. The Library offers excellent resources for...
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On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. December 2003 will mark the 100th Anniversary of this historic and groundbreaking achievement. Learn how two small...
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"The """"Eruptions, Earthquakes, and Emissions"""" web application (or """"E3"""") is a time-lapse animation of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes since 1960. It also shoes volcanic gas emissions (sulfur dioxide, SO2) since 1978 - the first year satellites were available to provide global monitoring...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 1998
Welcome to our collection of children's online astronomy activities. In th efollowing six chapters are hundreds of fun explorations into astronomy as a classroom tool for learning how to theorize, experiment, and analyze data. The activities are fully illustrated and contain detailed, step-by-step...
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Published in 2014
Explore volcanoes as windows into the Earth's melted interior. Meet Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell, a geologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Understand how you are connected to the interior of the Earth through cycling of gases and other materials. Uncover the evidence about geologic events...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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On this web site students can learn about science and nature. The site contains games, activities, information, and animations.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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"Pronounced """"""""Curious"""""""", an interactive exhibit for middle and high school students to explore diverse research topics in the sciences. Online media also available.; Location: Washington, D.C."
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Find out the latest scientific discoveries from current research missions. Learn what the scientists know and how they conduct their research. Study the tools of planetary research, and analyze the images and data they provide. Link to conferences is provided.
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What makes an airplane fly? How does a spacecraft stay in orbit? Why does a balloon float in the air? What are you waiting for? Come and find out!
Grade Level   3 4 5
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