Science Webcast Schedule

Photo of geologist Mike Wise holding a huge quartz gemstone

Smithsonian geologist Mike Wise holds a huge quartz gemstone during a Smithsonian Science How webcast. Live webcasts are offered most months during the school year.

Smithsonian Science How Webcast Schedule  

These free, interactive, TV-style webcast programs will introduce your middle school students to core science concepts through the lens of Smithsonian research and experts, providing students with positive STEM role models and a connection to science in their lives. Explore the topics in the schedule by watching a webcast and using the classroom activities, lessons, readings, and other resources that support each webcast program.  Learn more about Smithsonian Science How on the webcast homepage.

The 2015-2016 season has concluded (watch the archived webcasts below). Stay tuned for the 2016-2017 schedule.

2015-2016 Season Programs
Date Time Smithsonian Science How Guest Standards
Oct. 8, 2015 11am and 2pm EDT

How Fossils Explain the Rise of Dinosaurs with Paleontologist Hans Sues

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Earth Science, Life Science
Nov. 5, 2015  11am and 2pm EST

Culture and Climate Change in the Arctic with Archaeologist Bill Fitzhugh

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Life Science, Social Studies
Dec. 10, 2015 11am and 2pm EST

The Evolution of Agriculture in Ants with Entomologist Ted Schultz

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Life Science
Feb. 11, 2016 11am and 2pm EST

How Bones Reveal Environmental Health with Biological Anthropologist Sabrina Sholts

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Life Science, Physical Science, Social Studies
Mar. 10, 2016 11am and 2pm EST

What Tiny Fossils Explain about Big Dinosaur Ecosystems with Paleontologist Matthew Carrano

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Earth Science, Life Science
Apr. 28, 2016 11am and 2pm EDT

How to Discover a New Mammal Species with Zoologist Kris Helgen

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Life Science
May 19, 2016 11am and 2pm EDT

Living Together: Parasites and Hosts with Invertebrate Zoologist Anna Phillips

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Life Science
June 9, 2016 11am and 2pm EDT

Exploring the Solar System with Antarctic Meteorites with Geologist Cari Corrigan

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Earth Science, Physical Science