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Smithsonian Institution | Dr. Carol O'Donnell | Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center
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Global Inspiration | Dr. Carol O'Donnell | Smithsonian | January

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Bike Powered Generator featuring Mr. Harrison

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

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We're the Smithsonian Science Education Center!

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Smithsonian literacy materials

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Explore Smithsonian: What can we Learn from Lion Poop?

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Earth Optimism Student Video Competition: Conserving Coral Reefs

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Astronomy & Astrophysics Classroom Resources

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Rainy Day Fabrics

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

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Interview with a Smithsonian Scientist: Dr. Cari

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The Impact of LASER i3

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Learning Without Borders (Carol O’Donnell, 2018)

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

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"The staff love the PD"

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Introducing: Good Thinking!

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How Can We Provide Energy to Meet Diverse Needs?

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LASER i3 in North Carolina

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HOW CAN ANIMALS USE THEIR SENSES TO COMMUNICATE?

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"Inquiry-based learning is incredible!"

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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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Conceptual Change: How New Ideas Take Root

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Will Santos, Senior Structural Dynamics Engineer - STEM Literacy Project

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Force of Friction

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

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Why Invest in STEM?

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“The kids learn from each other!”

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2013 Biodiversity: Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers

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LASER i3 in Houston

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Teaching ELL Students– Teaching Academic Vocabulary

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