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A WEIGHTY PROBLEM

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Sugar Simulation

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

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Yuck! That Tastes Terrible: Discovering a Unique Genetic Trait

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Food! How Do We Ensure Good Nutrition for All?

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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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

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Elementary Weather Lesson

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Explore Smithsonian: What can we Learn from Lion Poop?

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Shrinking Sutures

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Explore Smithsonian: Courtney Dressing - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Graduate Student

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Keep it Balanced

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Mousetrap Car

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Biotechnology! How can we ethically create a sustainable future using biotechnology?

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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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Un Problema De Peso

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

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Aquation: The Freshwater Access Game

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Explore the World of Small Through Virtual Reality

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

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

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Where Does the Water Go? Calculating a Neighborhood Water Footprint

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

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

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Morphy

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Sustainable Communities! How will we help our community thrive?

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Weather Lab

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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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