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Make the Dirt Fly!
Online exhibition with historical photographs and information on the construction of the Panama Canal. Includes sections on reasons for canal construction, location selection, tropical disease, construction, civil engineering, and social history of the workers.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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Out and About – Creating Design
Lesson introducing students to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design through the use of digital cameras and the Photoshop CS2 program.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Robots All Around Us
An activity in which students research and discuss robots in order to design and build 3-D robot prototypes of their own.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Science and Technology Concepts for Middle Schools
Science and Technology Concepts is an inquiry-based middle school science curriculum. Website supplements the STC/MS curriculum and can be used as a research guide for students. Purchase required.
Provider: Smithsonian Science Education Center
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Grade(s): 4–8
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GPS: A New Constellation
Online exhibition exploring Global Positioning System (GPS) aerospace technology, which uses satellites and ground equipment to determine position anywhere on Earth.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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African Americans in Air and Space History
Guided tour exploring the achievements of pioneering African American pilots and astronauts.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Tracking El Nino
Learn what an upwelling is and the importance of changes in sea temperatures. Use maps to identify weather phenomena related with El Nino.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Turn it Upside Down: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
Activity exploring roller coaster design, computer graphics, and architecture. Students focus on understanding the connections between mathematics, science, technology and innovation.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Exploring the Planets
Online exhibition highlighting the history and achievements of planetary explorations, both Earth-based and by spacecraft. Includes links to further information on the subject.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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How Things Fly
Online activities that introduce the physical laws that keep aircraft in the air and spacecraft in orbit. Students can design an aerodynamically sound craft on the screen and then learn how to make a real flying machine--a good paper airplane.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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