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Air and Space Anywhere

Astronomy
1st - High School | Website

Visit Air and Space from wherever you are! Explore our collection, online activities, virtual tours, and educational resources.

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$10

Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife

Animals (Zoology)
7th - College | Book

Unrivaled in its breadth and visual impact, this unique guide sets out to illustrate, describe, and explain the incredible range of creatures that make up the animal kingdom. Exceptional Coverage....

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Engineering Circuits

Electrical Engineering
1st - High School | Website

This activity introduces students to electric circuits through a number of hands-on activities utilizing copper tape, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and other basic components. A number of concepts...

Free

Forces of Flight | How Things Fly

Aeronautics
3rd - College | Website

Learn the physics that allow humans to fly!  Create your own paper airplane, check out the rocket lab, learn how wings work, and more.

Free

Looking at the Moon

Astronomy
Kindergarten - 4th | Website

Having conversations with young children contributes to their thinking and language development. All conversations are good, but research shows that the quality of words children hear matters more...

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Ocean Biodiversity - Discovering Marine Invertebrates

Marine Biology
3rd - 6th | Website

This Smithsonian Science How learning collection, from Q?rius at the National Museum of Natural History, is part of a distance learning program at http://qrius.si.edu/explore-science/webcast This...

Free

Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition

Nutrition
4th - 8th | Website

Travel around the world with Plato to learn about building healthy meals. Eat avocado toast in Australia, baobab fruit in Benin, and sautéed reindeer in Finland! Yum! Pick your favorite plates for...

Free

Smithsonian's History Explorer

US History
Kindergarten - High School | Online resource

Smithsonian’s History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the Verizon Foundation to offer hundreds of free, innovative online resources for...