Smithsonian Education
Smithsonian Education
Smithsonian Education

Smithsonian Education

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Smithsonian Online Course Archive | Scientific Argumentation: Helping Students Identify, Evaluate, and Support Claims (Part 2 of 2) Presenters: Michelle Smith, Associate Director for Digital Media Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Dr. Victor Sampson, Associate Professor of STEM Education The University of Texas at Austin

Smithsonian Scientific Argumentation | Downloadable student activities from the online course

Smithsonian Education | Student Interactive: The Universe: An Introduction | If the Earth is the size of a Brussels sprout, how big is the Sun? If the solar system is the size of a fried egg, how big is our galaxy? In this interactive challenge, you can guess relative sizes in outer space, and then do the math to check your guesses.

Smithsonian Education | All kinds of people become scientists. And scientists do all kinds of things. Watch and read about these scientists at the Smithsonian. What kind of scientist would you like to be?

Smithsonian Education | "Explore with Smithsonian Experts" Film Series | Ant Colony IQ: Just How Smart is an Ant? | Though an individual ant doesn't seem very smart, a group of these insects can perform amazingly complex behaviors. Listen as Ted Schultz, Research Entomologist at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, explains how a colony of ants interacts like the human nervous system to complete intricate tasks.

Smithsonian X 3D | Video Gallery | The 3D Digitization team shares how 3D modeling and imaging is being utilized across the Smithsonian--from orchids to Lincoln's life mask, from education to arts conservation.

▶ National Portrait Gallery | Compare & Contrast, Lesson for Teachers | Briana Zavadil White, school and teacher program coordinator at the National Portrait Gallery, demonstrates the Compare and Contrast strategy for exploring portraiture.