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Explore the Family Tree of Birds

Scientists on many parts of the globe are working to decipher the family tree of animals at the transition from non-avian dinosaurs to birds. Find out why it's such a hot topic.

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Hall of Planet Earth for educators

With 168 rock specimens that come from nearly all corners of the globe, the hall is a rich resource for exploring our planet's geologic history. Figure out how to best customize your classroom visit with this practical and printable exhibit guide.

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Whales: Giants of the Deep for educators

The Whales: Giants of the Deep exhibition takes an in-depth look at these marine mammals and the role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibition with your students.

Hall of Biodiversity

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For Educators

The museum's Hall of Biodiversity is bustling with life. Make the most of your visit by preparing beforehand with this practical and printable guide. 

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For Educators

From the cradle of life to endangered ecosystems, the Hall of Ocean Life reflects humans' vast interest in the world's oceans. Make the most of your visit with this practical and printable guide. 

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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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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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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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