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

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STCMS™: Weather and Climate Systems

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Exploring Planetary Systems– The Solar System:Design

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 4: Heat Transfer and the Movement of Air

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 1: Our Ideas About Weather and Climate– Using Weather Maps

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 9: Ocean Currents- Using Thermometer Strips

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STCMS™: Earth's Dynamic Systems

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 9: Ocean Currents- Creating a "Cheat Sheet"

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STC-Secondary™: Exploring Planetary Systems

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Understanding Weather and Climate–Lesson 9: Ocean Currents-Using the Demo Box

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Disaster Detector

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Rocks and Minerals– Incorporating Literacy

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Bulldozing Technique for Science Class

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 7: Hurricanes- Destructive Storms

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 9: Ocean Currents- Inquiry 9.2 Prep Work

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Rocks and Minerals– Organizing Minerals

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Sunlight on the National Mall

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Exploring Plate Tectonics– Convection in the Mantle

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Rocks and Minerals– Lesson 8: Shining a Light on the Minerals

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STC Program: Earth in Space Unit Kit

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Storm Smart

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 5: Convection Current in the Air

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Exploring Planetary Systems–Thinking about our Solar System

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Land and Water– Lesson 2/3 The Water Cycle: Modeling Land and Water

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Why is My Shadow Shorter Sometimes and Longer Other Times?

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Exploring Planetary Systems– Other Surface Features : Materials and Safety

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Elementary Weather Lesson

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Soils– Materials Distribution: Roles and Responsibilities

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Ecosystems– Notebooking Strategies

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Land and Water– Literacy Extension

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