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A WEIGHTY PROBLEM

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

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

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

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What's the Code? Coding Robot Movements Using Sound

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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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Swing Along with a Pendulum: Clocking a Second

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Weather Lab

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Mousetrap Car

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Climate Action! How can we mitigate human impacts on the atmosphere?

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¡BIOTECNOLOGÍA! ¿Cómo podemos crear un futuro sostenible usando labiotecnología de forma ética?

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¡Comunidades Sostenibles! ¿Cómo contribuiremos al progreso de nuestra comunidad?

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Why is My Shadow Shorter Sometimes and Longer Other Times?

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Food! How Do We Ensure Good Nutrition for All?

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Shrinking Sutures

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Stories of Women in STEM: Symbiosis

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Explore Smithsonian: What External Adaptations do Pandas Have for Their Unique Diet?

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Expedition: Insects

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Pick Your Plate! Guía Global de Nutrición

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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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Creature Feature: A Genes and Molecular Machines Lesson

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How Would You Design a Lighthouse?

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BumperDucks

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

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¡Mosquito! ¿Cómo podemos garantizar la salud para todos contra las enfermedades transmitidas por los mosquitos?

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– Materials Considerations

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Cool to Carry

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Morphy

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

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