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

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

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Environmental Justice! How can we create environments that are healthy for everyone?

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Biodiversity! How can we balance the needs of people with the needs of other living things?

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Explore Smithsonian: What Internal Adaptations do Pandas Have to Eat Bamboo?

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Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition

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Explore Smithsonian: How Can Electricity Correct a Telescope in Outer Space?

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Which Force Is With You? A Motion and Design Lesson

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Aquation: The Freshwater Access Game

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

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A WEIGHTY PROBLEM

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Sustainable Communities! How will we help our community thrive?

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How Can I Win a Game of Flashlight Tag?

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

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Swing Along with a Pendulum: Clocking a Second

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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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Sustainable Communities! How will we help our community thrive? المجتمعات المستدامة! كيف يمكننا مساعدة مجتمعنا على الازدهار؟

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

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COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others? NGSS-Aligned Teacher Companion Guide

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Explore the World of Small Through Virtual Reality

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Sugar Simulation

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

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

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Keep it Balanced

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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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Be Mosquito Smart: Know the Enemy

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Explore Smithsonian: What can we Learn from Lion Poop?

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Teacher Tips: Weather

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Build Your Own Touch Screen Stylus

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