Science Webcast Schedule

A student at work during an astrophotography videoconference

A student works with moon data gathered by Smithsonian scientists. The museum's webcasts include a package of standards-aligned resources that highlight both science content and practice. Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Institution.  

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

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

Core Geology:
Earth's Deep 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