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What do modern animal bones tell us about biodiversity?
Webinar in which Briana Pobiner of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program discusses her research on modern animal bones in a Kenyan game conservancy. The work is not only helping us to understand current biodiversity and predation pressure, it is also a key to understanding these conditions millions of years ago.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Art to Zoo: Tomorrow’s Forecast: Oceans and Weather (1995)
Lesson plan (with printable maps and classroom/take-home activities) demonstrates how ocean currents influence weather patterns and climate. Students identify ocean currents and the relationship between currents and trade routes, conduct an experiment on the differing heat capacities of water and air, and find and label port cities around the globe.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Worm Watching
Lesson plan observing the unique role earthworms play in building good soils. Takes a week to ten days. Includes extension activities.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Web of Life
Lesson plan constructing a food web to learn how all living things in an ecosystem are interconnected. Includes student role play and extension activities.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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A Walk In the Forest
Interactive animation. Use scientific tools and methodologies to determine forest makeup, monitor health, and conserve biodiversity in a fictional Virginia forest. Characters assist the user and encourage inquiry. Narration optional.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Striking a Balance
Outdoor activity demonstrating the principles and dynamics of food chains. This activity shows how energy is transferred from the sun to individual plants and then to individual animals.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Estuary Chesapeake
Field trip program at SERC’s Maryland location. Parent and/or educator-led hands-on program exploring the living and non-living aspects of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Pre-visit required for new educators and recommended for station leaders.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Grade(s): 4–8
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What's Your Problem? A Look at the Environment in Your Own Backyard
Lesson plans in which students take on an environmental project. They begin by interviewing people who live in their town or neighborhood. They ask about the state of the local environment—and how it has changed over the years—before deciding on a problem to tackle. The ideas are based on a project in which a second-grade students in Colorado addressed the problem of deer overpopulation in their town.
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Weaving the Web
Lesson plan where students construct food webs to learn how food chains are interconnected. Shows how energy flows through food chains between the sun, plants, and animals. Includes printable activity sheets and extensions.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Geological Time: Story of a Changing Earth
Interactive geological timeline. The story of Earth is broken up into eons, which can be clicked on for more information. Each eon comes with an overview, description of major events like shifts in plate tectonics or the Cambrian explosion, and a look at evidence collected from that era. Foundational concepts are also described, these concepts being broken up into the forces that formed the Earth, how to date evidence, and the processes that shaped what life looks like today.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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