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Collections of activities, articles, videos and more, for educators, families, students and anyone interested in teaching or learning about science.

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Antarctica

Take your students to the world's most extreme environment with this curriculum. As they investigate Antarctica, they will also learn about world climate, day and night cycles, ocean circulation, animal adaptation, and scientists working "in the field."

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Biodiversity Counts

Pick one activity, one article—or use all units to teach your students about plants, arthropods, or both. This curriculum teaches kids about the natural world by taking them into backyards, gardens, vacant lots, and even cracks in the sidewalk to practice observation, identification, and analysis.

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Deep Sea Vents

Do your students think the age of exploration is over? Show them the shocking truth: the age of exploration has barely just begun at the ocean floor! Introduce your students to the incredible under water environment of the deep sea vents.

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Dinosaurs: Activities and Lesson Plans

Resources to help students understand everything from basic dinosaur biology and evolution, to the tools and methods of modern paleontology.

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Discovering the Universe

Explore the concepts that underlie the study of the stars and other heavenly bodies, and how astrophysicists analyze their distant light for clues to their physical and chemical properties. This collection sets out the fundamentals and demonstrates them in a set of articles, activities, and reference lists for all ages.

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Earthquake Risk in Bangladesh

These teaching case materials show the fieldwork of an international team of scientists working to provide Bangladeshi leaders the tools they need to understand and minimize geologic risks. 

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Ecology Disrupted

High school ecology curriculum that uses real scientific data to link everyday human impacts to ecological principles.

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Exploring Bolivia's Biodiversity

Bolivia’s diversity of animal and plant life is among the greatest in the world. Learn why the country has designated more than 17 percent of its land as protected areas.

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Field Trip to the Moon

These materials support student investigations of a virtual journey to the Moon in the Hayden Planetarium, or your own classroom. 

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