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

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Soils– Materials Distribution: Roles and Responsibilities

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Why is My Shadow Shorter Sometimes and Longer Other Times?

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Exploring Planetary Systems– The Solar System:Design

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

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Exploring Planetary Systems–Thinking about our Solar System

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Glider Guide

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Elementary Weather Lesson

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STC Secondary: Exploring Plate Tectonics

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How Can We Stay Safe On A Changing Earth?

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Land and Water– Lesson 2/3 The Water Cycle: Modeling Land and Water

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Soils– Using Alpha Boxes

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STC Program: Earth in Space Unit Kit

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Ecosystems– Lesson 2: Setting up the Terrarium

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Soils– Reading Resource Extensions

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Rocks and Minerals– Lesson 8: Shining a Light on the Minerals

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

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Land and Water– Literacy Extension

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Rocks and Minerals– Lesson 2: Observing Rocks- How are They the Same and Different?

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Ecosystems– Lesson 7: Joining Terrarium and Aquarium

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Storm Smart

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Exploring Plate Tectonics– Convection in the Mantle

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

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Rocks and Minerals– Organizing Minerals

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

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Ecosystems– Material Consideration

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What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth?

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Land and Water– Literacy Integration (Using Alphabet Box with Science Vocabulary)

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

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Exploring Planetary Systems– Other Surface Features : Materials and Safety

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