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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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Explore Smithsonian: What Internal Adaptations do Pandas Have to Eat Bamboo?

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Disaster Detector

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Explore Smithsonian: Dr. Avi Loeb - Jr. Professor of Science

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

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Morphy

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

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Be Mosquito Smart: Know the Enemy

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Bulldozing Technique for Science Class

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Explore Smithsonian: How Can We Know About the Reproductive Cycle of an Animal by Its Poop?

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Science Starts With a Question: Energy (Student Guide)

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Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition

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Creature Feature: A Genes and Molecular Machines Lesson

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Explore Smithsonian: How Can Electricity Correct a Telescope in Outer Space?

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

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Explore Smithsonian: How Can a Greenhouse Use Technology to Meet the Needs of Different Types of Plants?

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How Would You Design a Lighthouse?

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

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Showbiz Safari

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Rock and Roll: Balancing River Rocks

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Ouch! I Need a Band-Aid®: Designing, Constructing, and Packaging a Band-Aid

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Mission to the Moon Model

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BumperDucks

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Which Force Is With You? A Motion and Design Lesson

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How Can I Win a Game of Flashlight Tag?

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Expedition: Insects

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Swing Along with a Pendulum: Clocking a Second

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

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Build Your Own Touch Screen Stylus

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What's the Code? Coding Robot Movements Using Sound

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