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.

Coming in October: Smithsonian Science How Live Chats

We’re introducing something new this year: live, text-based web chats with scientists who have previously been featured on a Smithsonian Science How live webcast. Students will get to have direct conversations with scientists about their career pathways and research at the Museum. Supplement each live chat by watching the Smithsonian Science How video of the featured scientist and using the available teaching resources before and after the chat. Stay tuned for the 2016-2017 schedule.

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. Stay tuned for the 2016-2017 schedule.

The 2015-2016 webcast season has concluded; watch the archived webcasts below.

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