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Science How Webcasts

Bring a Smithsonian Scientist into your classroom with “Smithsonian Science How,” a live television-style program that takes questions from your students.

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Topics in Natural History

Get articles on science topics such as DNA, the ocean, volcanoes, biodiversity and more. Learn about Smithsonian research into these science topics.

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Meet the Science Experts

Read biographies of Smithsonian experts associated with science topics and collections in Q?rius.

Teens, supported by teachers, are setting up eMammal camera traps around the world to father data on mammals.

Citizen Science

Get an overview of citizen science and see what opportunities are available via the National Museum of Natural History.

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Media Library

Watch dozens of science videos and view photos covering a range of topics.

Online Activities

Try science interactives about coral reefs, geology, Mars and more.