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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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Exploring Properties of Matter– Surface Gravity

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Exploring Plate Tectonics– Recording Earthquake Waves

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Where Does the Water Go? Calculating a Neighborhood Water Footprint

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

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

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Explore Smithsonian: What can we Learn from Lion Poop?

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Experimenting with Mixtures, Compounds, and Elements– Organization!

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

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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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Explore Smithsonian: How Does a Curator of Great Cats Monitor the Health of Individual Lions in a Pride?

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Exploring Planetary Systems– Other Surface Features : Materials and Safety

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Mousetrap Car

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Which Force Is With You? A Motion and Design Lesson

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

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Experimenting with Mixtures, Compounds, and Elements– Separating Solutes (Preparation for Lesson)

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Investigating Biodiversity and Interdependence– Investigating Fungi

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

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

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Investigating Circuit Design– Solar Cells

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

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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: How do Scientists use Electricity to Study Fish Populations?

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Experimenting with Mixtures, Compounts, and Elements– Marking Chromotography Paper

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Yuck! That Tastes Terrible: Discovering a Unique Genetic Trait

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 6: Temperature, Pressure, and Cloud Formation

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 5: Investigating the Effects of Colliding Air Masses

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– The Force of Friction

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Scientists Sample Populations of Fish and Invertebrates Along the Shorelines?

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Development and Reproduction– Wisconsin Fast Plants Beginning the Cycle

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