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?  Schedule

These interactive webcasts will introduce your 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 to access a package of classroom activities, lessons, readings and other related resources that support each webcast program.  Learn more about Smithsonian Science How? on the webcast homepage

2014-2015 Schedule
Date Time Smithsonian Science Guest Standards
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 11am and 2pm EDT Paleontologist and Museum Director Kirk Johnson Earth Science, Life Science
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014  11am and 2pm EST Anthropologist Torrey Rick Earth Science, Life Science
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 11am and 2pm EST Ornithologist Helen James Life Science
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 11am and 2pm EST Botanist Rusty Russell Life Science
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 11am and 2pm EST Paleontologist Brian Huber Earth Science, Life Science
Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015 11am and 2pm EST Geologist Cara Santelli Earth Science, Life Science
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 11am and 2pm EDT Invertebrate Zoologist Karen Osborn Life Science
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015 11am and 2pm EDT Geologist Michael Wise and Anthropologist Joshua Bell Earth Science, Social Studies
Check back soon for May-June program listings!

 

 

 

 

2013-2014 Schedule
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