Grades 3-5

The Quest for the Perfect Tomato

The Quest for the Perfect Tomato

The next time you eat a tomato, ask yourself: What would it taste like if there were a bit of flounder in it? Learn how scientists are using genetics to change the food you eat.

Imagine It's the Year 2020

Imagine It's the Year 2020

Would you clone your dog if you could? Do you have the right to know that you're eating cloned chicken? Step into the future for a look at the questions you may one day have to answer.

Meet the Genetics OLogists

Meet the Genetics OLogists

If you're interested in genetics, then meet your match in these OLogists. Find out where Emily, Logan, Seth, and Rob have followed their born curiosity.

Antarctica's Early Explorers

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Antarctica's Early Explorers

The first time Manahan walked into Scott's primitive 1902 hut, still sitting out on the Antarctic ice, he couldn't help but see how similar their work was despite their very different base camps.

Are YOU cut out for Antarctica?

Are YOU cut out for Antarctica?

Because the Antarctic station is like no other workplace on Earth, researchers have to take a psychological test to make sure they are up to the challenge. Find out if you could work there — or if you'd be better off in the tropics!

Drawing Dinos

Drawing Dinos

Ever wonder how scientists can look at a bunch of bones and draw what a dinosaur looked like? Learn their five-step trick. Then, bring a Stegosaurus skeleton to life. 

Cosmic Cookies

Cosmic Cookies

Did you know Jupiter's Great Red Spot is really a 300-year-old hurricane that's twice as wide as Earth? Find out more awesome facts. Then celebrate your cosmic smarts with a solar system of cookies.

What's the Big Idea About Biodiversity?

What's the Big Idea About Biodiversity?

It's the differences in this world that make all the difference! Find out why biodiversity is so important to our planet—and what you can do to help protect it.

Paleontology Books

Paleontology Books

Take a tour of evolution. Discover a dinosaur nesting ground in Patagonia. Travel in the Magic School Bus to Dinosaur Land. And dig up lots of dinosaur facts with these 12 kid-friendly books.

Mesozoic Museum

Mesozoic Museum

What would it be like to organize a dinosaur exhibit? Find out by creating your own miniature Mesozoic Museum. Don't forget to invite your friends and family to the opening! 

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