Pre-K to Grade 2
Get an insider's view, past and present, of the 19 Indian pueblos of New Mexico. Take a closer look at traditional arts and crafts styles. And find tips and directions for making your own jewelry.
Archaeologists can’t just dig into a site like it’s a sandbox—they’d scramble the evidence and more than likely destroy precious artifacts. Try your hand at the careful sifting they employ.
How does one generation stack up to the next? Find out why it’s easier for archaeologists to answer this question when a family settles in one place.
Context is everything when it comes to identifying and understanding artifacts. Explore how archaeologists use surrounding objects to sort out how an artifact was originally used.
Want to learn more about archaeology but don't know where to start? Dig in with this list of books, with titles for both kids and adults.
Explore Petra and learn more about archaeology with this Web list for kids and adults.
From any place on Earth, a compass will always point north. But do you know why? Explore the inner workings of this tiny magnet by building one—and then testing it in your neighborhood.
Want to take a close look at the layers that make up our solid Earth? Cook up a model that's good enough to eat—from the spice drop inner core to the thin chocolate crust.
Why collect rocks? Because every rock has a story to tell about how Earth, and life on it, has changed over time. Learn how to create a collection that rocks!
No matter where you find mineral salt—on your table or at the beach—you'll see its unique cube-shaped crystals. Take a sweet look at the crystal patterns and compositions of minerals.
It's not just the taste buds in your mouth that let you taste sweet, bitter, salty, sour, and other flavors. Take the Jellybean Test to find out how your nose helps you taste.
In a game like dodge ball, how is it that your brain is able to tell you to raise your arm and block an incoming ball with your elbow? Find out with this simple experiment.
Examine the myths and legends that shape the design motifs of Northwest Coast art. Meet artists depicting mythic beings. And see what it takes to create a 42-foot ceremonial totem pole.
From slow creeping continents to ground-splitting quakes, the Earth is constantly changing. Take a peek at our planet's layers, learn what secrets rocks reveal, and gain a long view of history.
Jade has been used by people around the world for thousands of years—first to make tools, later to create precious works of art. Take a peek into mineralogist George Harlow's scrapbook to see why he thinks this rock is so special.