Science Webcast Schedule

Smithsonian physical anthropologist Briana Pobiner with a saber tooth skull during a Smithsonian Science How webcast

Smithsonian physical anthropologist Dr. Briana Pobiner with the skull of a sabertooth during a Smithsonian Science How webcast. Live webcasts are offered every month during the school year on Thursdays at 11 and 2 PM eastern time. Smithsonian photo by Wei Qian.

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

 

2014-2015 Season Programs
Date Time Smithsonian Science How Guest Standards
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 11am and 2pm EDT

Mass Extinction: Solving the Dinosaur Mystery with Paleontologist and Museum Director Kirk Johnson

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Earth Science, Life Science
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014  11am and 2pm EST

Island Biodiversity: Tracking Human Influences with Archaeologist Torben Rick

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Life Science, Social Studies
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 11am and 2pm EST

Bird Extinctions: Time Travel through Lava Tubes with Ornithologist Helen James

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Life Science, Earth Science
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 11am and 2pm EST

Ecosystem Change: Plotting with Plant Collections with Botanist Rusty Russell

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Life Science
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 11am and 2pm EST

Global Change: Reading Ocean Fossils with Paleobiologist Brian Huber

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Earth Science, Life Science
Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015 11am and 2pm EST

Mineral Cycles: Demystifying Microbes with Geologist Cara Santelli

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Earth Science, Life Science, Chemical Science
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 11am and 2pm EDT

Ocean Biodiversity: Discovering Marine Invertebrates with Invertebrate Zoologist Karen Osborn

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Life Science
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015 11am and 2pm EDT

Mineral Dependence: Gemstones to Cellphones with Geologist Michael Wise

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Earth Science, Social Studies
Thursday, May 7, 2015  11am and 2pm EDT

Mummy Science: Natural and Cultural Preserved Remains with Physical Anthropologist David Hunt

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Life Science, Social Studies
Thursday, June 4, 2015 11am and 2pm EDT

Unseen Connections: A Natural History of the Cellphone with Anthropologist Josh Bell

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Social Studies, Earth Science
Thursday, June 25, 2015 11am and 2pm EDT

Astrogeology: Meteorites and Spacecraft Missions with Geologist Tim McCoy

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Earth Science, Space Science
 

 

 

 

 

2013-2014 Season Programs
Date Time Topic Standards
Jan. 16, 2014  11am and 2pm Eastern Standard Time 

Paleobiology:
Unearthing Fossil Whales featuring Nick Pyenson

NGSS
Life Science MS-LS4-1MS-LS4-2MS-LS4-4MS-LS4-6

Earth Science MS-ESS2-3

Feb. 12, 2014 11am and 2pm Eastern Standard Time 

Forensic Ornithology:
Bird Detective featuring Carla Dove

NGSS
Earth Science MS-ESS3-3MS-ESS3-5

Life Science MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-5

Engineering Science MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2MS-ETS1-3

Feb. 27, 2014 11am and 2pm Eastern Standard Time

Forensic Anthropology:
Bone Whispering featuring Kari Bruwelheide

NGSS
Life Science NGSS MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-5

Physical Science NGSS MS-PS1-2

National Curriculum Standards
for Social Studies (NCSS)

Mar. 13, 2014 11am and 2pm Eastern Daylight Time

Arthropod Adaptations:
Inside the Insect Zoo featuring Dan Babbitt

NGSS
Life Science MS-LS2-1MS-LS4-3, MS-LS4-4MS-LS4-5

Earth Science MS-ESS3-3

Mar. 27, 2014 11am and 2pm Eastern Daylight Time

Human Evolution:
Early Human Diets featuring Briana Pobiner

NGSS
Life Science MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS4-1MS-LS4-2

National Curriculum Standards 
for Social Studies (NCSS)

Apr. 10, 2014 11am and 2pm Eastern Daylight Time

Measuring Biodiversity:
Life in One Cubic Foot featuring Chris Meyer

NGSS
Life Science MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-4, MS-LS2-5
Apr. 24, 2014 11am and 2pm Eastern Daylight Time

Deep-Reef Biodiversity: 
Exploring the Unexplored featuring Carole Baldwin

NGSS
Life Science MS-LS2-1MS-LS2-2MS-LS2-4MS-LS2-5

May 15, 2014 11am and 2pm Eastern Daylight Time

Volcano Geochemistry:
Windows to Earth's Interior featuring Elizabeth Cottrell

NGSS
Earth Science MS-ESS1-4, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-3, MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-2 

Jun. 5, 2014 11am and 2pm Eastern Daylight Time

Paleobotany:
Climate Change Past and Present featuring Scott Wing

NGSS
Life Science MS-LS4-1, MS-LS4-2MS-LS4-4MS-LS4-6

Earth Science MS-ESS3-5