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Keep it Balanced

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Explore Smithsonian: How can Scientists Track the Movement of an Invasive Species of Fish?

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Creature Feature: A Genes and Molecular Machines Lesson

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COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others?

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Vaccines! How can we use science to help our community make decisions about vaccines?

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What's the Code? Coding Robot Movements Using Sound

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Scientists Track and Monitor Blue Crab Populations in the Chesapeake Bay?

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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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Build Your Own Touch Screen Stylus

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Explore the World of the Small: Measuring in Nanometers

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Life Cycle of Butterflies– Literacy Integration: Nonfiction 2 - Multiple Intelligence Retell

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How Can I Win a Game of Flashlight Tag?

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Mousetrap Car

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Why is My Shadow Shorter Sometimes and Longer Other Times?

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Exploring Planetary Systems– Solar System Explorations

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Scientists Sample Populations of Fish and Invertebrates Along the Shorelines?

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Sustainable Communities! How will we help our community thrive? المجتمعات المستدامة! كيف يمكننا مساعدة مجتمعنا على الازدهار؟

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Orchids Attract Pollinators?

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Environmental Justice! How can we create environments that are healthy for everyone?

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Explore Smithsonian: How Are Optical Instruments Tested Before Space Flight?

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Scientists use Electricity to Study Fish Populations?

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Teacher Tips: Weather

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How Would You Design a Lighthouse?

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Ouch! I Need a Bandage: Designing, Constructing, and Packaging a Bandage

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Engineering Circuits

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Biodiversity! How can we balance the needs of people with the needs of other living things?

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Explore Smithsonian: What External Adaptations do Pandas Have for Their Unique Diet?

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