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Artificial Anatomy: Collection
Online gallery of more than30 papier-mâché anatomical models of humans, animals, and plants from the museums Artificial Anatomy Collection. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Here Come the Sunflowers!
Lesson plan for learning about sunflowers. Students plant sunflower seeds and record their growth.. Includes two printable activity sheets and suggestions for extension activities.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Losing Ground
Lesson plan presenting the story of the Dust Bowl with two activities which demonstrate how the effects of farming practices contributed to severe soil erosion. Includes extensions for each activity.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Plants and Animals: Partners in Pollination
Lesson plans introduce students to the role of bees play in pollination and, ultimately, the production of many of our foods. Students learn about the parts of flowers and bees and their symbiotic relationship.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Just Passing Through
Lesson plan investigating soils to observe how water moves through different types of soil, how soil properties affect flow rate and water holding capacity, and how soil filters water. Includes extensions.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Agriculture in Your Life
Student activity to match everyday products with agricultural sources that can be found on the prairie. Extensions suggest that students visit a farm and/or meet with the farm family. Includes printable activity sheet.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Flora of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: The Stahl Watercolor Collection
Website providing background information on Dr. Agustin Stahl, the earliest renowned Puerto Rican scientist. Provides searchable databases of the Stahl Watercolor and Specimen Collections. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Forest Speaks
Web version of an exhibit on tropical forest research on Barro Colorado Island. Drawings, photos, and text reveal the animals and plants on the island and how researchers study them. Bilingual English-Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Botany and Art and Their Roles in Conservation
The lessons in this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom introduce students to the work of botanists and botanical illustrators, specifically their race to make records of endangered plant species around the world. The students try their own hands at botanical illustration, following the methods of a Smithsonian artist.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Agriculture in Your Life
Lesson plan practicing word manipulation while categorizing sources of basic agricultural products. Includes printable activity sheets and extensions that encourage students to make real life connections to agriculture.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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