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Exploring Plate Tectonics– Recording Earthquake Waves

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Animal Studies– Materials and Organizations

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Plant Growth and Development–Getting a Handle on Your Bee

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

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

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Floating and Sinking– How is Salt Water Different from Fresh Water?

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 4: Heat Transfer and the Movement of Air

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

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Investigating Circuit Design– Solar Cells

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Motion and Design– "The Explore Build" Extension Activity

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

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Plant Growth and Development– Planting the Seeds

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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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Soils– Using Alpha Boxes

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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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Explore Smithsonian: What can we Learn from Lion Poop?

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

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Experimenting with Mixtures, Compounds, and Elements– Drying Chromotography Paper

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Ecosystems– Notebooking Strategies

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Land and Water– Literacy Integration (Sharing Predictions)

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Sound– Lesson 2: How Sound Travels

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Soils– Lesson 6: How Quickly Do Soils Settle in Water?

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Elementary Weather Lesson

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Life Cycle of Butterflies– Literacy Integration: Fiction

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Expedition: Insects

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Ecosystems– Lesson 2: Setting up the Terrarium

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

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