How deep is the ocean? How high is the moon? How big is the universe? How old are the ancient Greek myths? How new can those myths become in the hands of an artist or writer? Check out Smithsonian IdeaLabs to find answers to these and many more questions.
Compare sculptures of three ancient immortals in a fun new game. The sculptures include subtle symbols of the characters' stories. So who is who? Symbols in Art: Who's Who?
Watch scientists at work in this video feature. Their jobs range from tracking killer bees to measuring the moon. What kind of scientists would you like to be? Scientists @ the Smithsonian
In Sizing Up the Universe, you choose objects, like a basketball, to represent objects in the universe and use these to explore relative sizes in outer space.
Sizing Up the Universe
In Prehistoric Climate Change, you’ll use fossils as a thermometer to read temperatures 55 million years ago. You can also watch a video of a fossil digger at work.
Prehistoric Climate Change
U.S. Rationing during World War II is an introduction to primary sources as well as an introduction to life on the home front. You can examine a ration book, morale posters, and an Office of War Information film to learn how Americans lived in a time of sacrifice.
Test your knowledge of many subjects in the new game Digging for Answers. Play against friends or play against the clock.
Digging for Answers
Visit Smithsonian Kids to find lots of fast, fun, cool, scary, patriotic, and beautiful things from the Smithsonian and send free E-cards to your friends! Smithsonian Kids
Visit Walking on the Moon to journey back in time to experience the incredible Apollo 11 mission! Walking on the Moon
Visit Mr. President to learn the facts about each of our nation’s presidents. It’s agreat place for browsing, research, or homework help. Mr. President
Visit Kids Collecting and explore the riches of the Smithsonian’s collections, learn how to start your own collections, and see what kinds of things other kids collect. Amazing Collections
The Hope Diamond
The Hope Diamond on exhibit in the National Museum of Natural History is the world's largest blue diamond. It is 45.52 carats and has 16 white diamonds around the pendant and 45 diamonds on the chain. But, what is its secret?