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

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

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Life Science
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eBook

Stories of Women in STEM: Space

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Sustainability
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Sugar Simulation

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Physical Science
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Be Mosquito Smart: Know the Enemy

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Title screen for the educational life science game, Morphy.
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Morphy

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Life Science
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COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others? NGSS-Aligned Teacher Companion Guide

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Storm Smart

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Earth & Space Science
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Game

Aquation: The Freshwater Access Game

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Sustainability
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Bulldozing Technique for Science Class

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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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How Would You Design a Lighthouse?

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Engineering Design
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Expedition: Insects

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Life Science
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Where Does the Water Go? Calculating a Neighborhood Water Footprint

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Engineering Design
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Pick Your Plate! Guía Global de Nutrición

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

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Explore Smithsonian: What can we Learn from Lion Poop?

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Tami's Tower: Let's Think About Engineering

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

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Keep it Balanced

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Life Science
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Weather Lab

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Explore Smithsonian: How Do Astronomers See the Invisible Parts of the Universe?

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Curriculum

Un Problema De Peso

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Physical Science
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Curriculum

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

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

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Orchids Attract Pollinators?

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The cover of A Weighty Problem grade 5 teacher guide with a collage of pictures depicting hiking gear, girls in science class, a boy hiking and a scale with a water and powder mixture.
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A WEIGHTY PROBLEM

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

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Life Science
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Yuck! That Tastes Terrible: Discovering a Unique Genetic Trait

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