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Grades 6-8


Climate Change: The Multiplier Effect

How much can you reduce your carbon dioxide emissions? Is it worth it? Learn how simple choices multiplied by everyone in your community can make a big difference.


Curriculum Collection, Educator Guide

Hall of Human Origins for educators

Humans, like all species, are a product of evolution. Help students understand the evolutionary story of our taxonomic family with this practical and printable exhibit guide.


Curriculum Materials

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.



Mermaid Migration

Follow mermaids around the world and throughout history to see first-hand how cultures share and reinterpret mythic creatures.



Early Explorers & Mistaken Identities

Setting sail without a map wasn't the only concern facing European explorers. Their heads had also been filled with tales of monsters lurking in the oceans' depths.



Investigate Mysterious Creatures

The elusive giant squid was first described 500 years ago by Scandinavian sailors. Investigate what we've learned--and what still remains unknown--about this mysterious deep-ocean creature.

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Mythic Creatures Online Resources

Continue tracking mythic creatures through the art they've inspired and the science they've helped shape with this collection of related Web sites.



Using Solar Energy

After having students conduct a simple solar energy experiment, challenge them to build a better water heater with this classroom competition.


Curriculum Materials

Spitzer Hall of Human Origins Glossary

What are evolutionary trees? How do hominids differ from primates? And why is it important that humans are capable of symbolic thought? Find out with this guide from "DNA" to "variation."


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