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Be a Volcano Voyeur

Come take a peek at the inside of the Earth. In this activity, you will analyze volcanoes and volcanic rocks to understand more about how they are "windows to the Earth," according to Smithsonian scientist Elizabeth Cottrell. Watch Liz explain what she does, and then get started!

Reefs Unleashed

Welcome to Bali! In this activity you will follow the work of Smithsonian marine biologists who document the extreme diversity of life in our planet's oceans. Watch biologist Nancy Knowlton explain how and why she and her colleagues do this important work. Then get started! 


Decoding Mars

Scientists rely on pattern recognition skills to make sense of images that can tell the geologic history of Earth. By applying these skills to images from Mars, they are also able to make some educated guesses about that planet's geology.


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