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Curriculum Collections

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


Interactive, Activity

Find a Vent

Climb aboard this virtual expedition along an unknown stretch of the Pacific Ocean's Juan de Fuca Ridge to see if you can find a deep sea vent.


Curriculum Materials

Five Tools and Processes for NGSS

This curriculum is designed to help professional development leaders work with teachers on NGSS-aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

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Curriculum Collection


With these resources, students can explore real data to see for themselves how Earth's water is changing.

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Polar Climate Change Lesson Plans

These curricular unit plans help students explore and understand climate change with particular attention to the effect of climate change on the polar regions.

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River Ecology

Investigate the effects of zebra mussels on the Hudson River with videos, articles, and interactive graphing tools. This website gives you access to the actual data scientists have collected about the river. 

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Online Resource, Activity

Science Explorations

A series of online investigations featuring scientific discoveries from Museum’s experts. Science Explorations is a collaboration between the Museum and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, created to promote science literacy among students in grades 3 through 10.


Curriculum Collection, Activity

Structures & Culture

These activities help students in grades 3-8 discover how everyday objects and architectural elements can be used to study different cultures.

Curriculum Materials

Politics and Pathogens

This medical anthropology course will provide students with a humanistic perspective on health care and disease.


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