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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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Mission to the Moon Model

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

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Swing Along with a Pendulum: Clocking a Second

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Teacher Tips: Weather

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

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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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Be Mosquito Smart: Know the Enemy

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Dr. Drew, Density, & Diffusion: Dr. Charles Richard Drew Giving Life Through Blood Research

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

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

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Which Force Is With You? A Motion and Design Lesson

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Science Starts With a Question: Chemical Reactions (Student Guide)

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

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Tami's Tower: Let's Think About Engineering

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How Would You Design a Lighthouse?

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Why is My Shadow Shorter Sometimes and Longer Other Times?

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Mousetrap Car

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

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

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Force of Friction

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Explore Smithsonian: What can we Learn from Lion Poop?

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Rock and Roll: Balancing River Rocks

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

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Explore Smithsonian: How Does a Curator of Great Cats Monitor the Health of Individual Lions in a Pride?

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

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Shrinking Sutures

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Pick Your Plate! Guía Global de Nutrición

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How Can I Win a Game of Flashlight Tag?

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World of the Small VR

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