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We're the Smithsonian Science Education Center!

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"Science is fun, active, and hands-on."

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‘Tis the Season for a Reason

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Students can’t wait for science!

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

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Delilah Nunez, Systems Director, ESS Ground and Integration - STEM Literacy Project

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Cité scolaire D'Arsonval Group 2 Capstone Video

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Impacting student learning

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Hands-on science and non-English speakers

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Working in groups

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Understanding Weather and Climate

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Photosynthesis: Blinded by the Light

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Moving Assessment from the Dessert Menu to the List of Entrees

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– Materials Considerations

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

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LASER i3 PLCs and Online Resources

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Introducing: Good Thinking!

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2013 Biodiversity: Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers

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Opening Our Minds & Success in Conservation - Plenary 1 - Earth Optimism Summit 2017

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

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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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Earth Optimism Student Video Competition: The Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon

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Time: It’s Like, So Deep

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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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Laser i3 in Action

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Strategic Planning Institute 2013

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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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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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Expedition: Insects

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Diverse Stories of Resilience: The Power of Community

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