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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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Elementary Weather Lesson

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How Can I Win a Game of Flashlight Tag?

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Dr. Drew, Density, & Diffusion: Dr. Charles Richard Drew Giving Life Through Blood Research

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

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Disaster Detector

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

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Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition

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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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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Mousetrap Car

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

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Shrinking Sutures
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Shrinking Sutures

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

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

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Why is My Shadow Shorter Sometimes and Longer Other Times?

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Explore Smithsonian: What can we Learn from Lion Poop?

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Morphy

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Explore the World of the Small: Measuring in Nanometers

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BumperDucks

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Where Does the Water Go? Calculating a Neighborhood Water Footprint

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Explore Smithsonian: How Can We Know About the Reproductive Cycle of an Animal by Its Poop?

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Build Your Own Touch Screen Stylus

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Explore Smithsonian: How Are Optical Instruments Tested Before Space Flight?

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Bulldozing Technique for Science Class

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How Would You Design a Lighthouse?

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

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Mission to the Moon Model

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

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Expedition: Insects

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Creature Feature: A Genes and Molecular Machines Lesson

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