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How Would You Design a Lighthouse?

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

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Ouch! I Need a Band-Aid®: Designing, Constructing, and Packaging a Band-Aid

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Scientists use Electricity to Study Fish Populations?

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

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Habitats

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How Can I Win a Game of Flashlight Tag?

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Showbiz Safari

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Where Does the Water Go? Calculating a Neighborhood Water Footprint

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Mini Golf Motion

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Morphy

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Teacher Tips: Weather

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Keep it Balanced

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Creature Feature: A Genes and Molecular Machines Lesson

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

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Yuck! That Tastes Terrible: Discovering a Unique Genetic Trait

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Weather Lab

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

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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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

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Cool to Carry

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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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Stories of Women IN STEM at the Smithsonian
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Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian

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Exploring Planetary Systems– Solar System Explorations

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Why is My Shadow Shorter Sometimes and Longer Other Times?

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Orchids Attract Pollinators?

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Build Your Own Touch Screen Stylus

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

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Disaster Detector

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Elementary Weather Lesson

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