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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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

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Biotechnology! How can we ethically create a sustainable future using biotechnology?

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

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

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How Can We Predict When The Sky Will Be Dark?

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

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Ouch! I Need a Bandage: Designing, Constructing, and Packaging a Bandage

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

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

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Stories of Women in STEM: Biotechnology

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Showbiz Safari

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

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Light Up the Cave

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Orchids Attract Pollinators?

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Sunlight on the National Mall

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How Would You Design a Lighthouse?

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Swing Along with a Pendulum: Clocking a Second

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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: Dr. Avi Loeb - Jr. Professor of Science

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Disaster Detector

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Teacher Tips: Weather

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Styling Sun Safety

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

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Which Force Is With You? A Motion and Design Lesson

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Experimenting with Forces of Motion– Materials Considerations

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