Smithsonian Science How Returns
Smithsonian Science How is back with an all-new series of webcasts! This year, teachers can bring more Smithsonian scientists into the classroom through a live television-style program that is streamed through the web.
These webcasts air twice in one day, at 11am EDT and 2pm EDT. The live show format allows for students to interact with the scientist in real-time. Students can join the show by submitting questions, participate in fun quizzes, and engage in polls. The scientist will also answer student questions on air throughout the webcast. This gives students the opportunity to interact with these scientists without ever leaving the classroom. Once the webcast has aired, your students can explore the topics from the webcast further with the provided classroom activities, lessons, and readings. Resources from our STC™ curriculum are also included.
There are a variety of topics for the webcasts. Check out the schedule to find one that fits into your lesson plans. Or watch them all!
Be sure to watch the next webcast on October 8th! Dr. Kirk Johnson will explain how he and other experts joined forces to figure out what happened at the end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago!
Dr. Kirk Johnson holding up fossil leaves from North Dakota. In his webcast, Kirk explains evidence for what happened during the mass extinction event 66 million years ago. Photo by Diana Marsh, Smithsonian.
About Smithsonian Science How
Smithsonian Science How is a fun and innovative web series, also known as webcasts, that delivers real-world science into classrooms. The series offers 25-minute programs that feature the research and personalities of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. This gives students the opportunity to get an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the exciting things our scientists are doing.