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Where Does the Water Go? Calculating a Neighborhood Water Footprint

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Why is My Shadow Shorter Sometimes and Longer Other Times?

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

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Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian

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The cover of A Weighty Problem grade 5 teacher guide with a collage of pictures depicting hiking gear, girls in science class, a boy hiking and a scale with a water and powder mixture.
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A WEIGHTY PROBLEM

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

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Bulldozing Technique for Science Class

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Explore Smithsonian: How do Scientists Track and Monitor Blue Crab Populations in the Chesapeake Bay?

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Pick Your Plate! Guía Global de Nutrición

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

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

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

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Storm Smart

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

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Mini Golf Motion

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Which Force Is With You? A Motion and Design Lesson

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Tami's Tower: Let's Think About Engineering

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Cool to Carry

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Explore Smithsonian: How Can We Know About the Reproductive Cycle of an Animal by Its Poop?

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Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition

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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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Keep it Balanced

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Dr. Drew, Density, & Diffusion: Dr. Charles Richard Drew Giving Life Through Blood Research

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Weather Lab

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