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DCPS Distance Learning Topics for April 14 – April 24
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Grade/DisciplineTopic(s) or Unit Name(s)Brief description (if not self-explanatory)Links to Digital Resources (i.e., videos or online activities) that Support Learning for this topic
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KindergartenWeather Patterns
Energy from the Sun
ART: Light and Shadowhttps://learninglab.si.edu/collections/art-light-and-shadow/VE7WVm9PvKDgx7h3#r
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KindergartenWeather Patterns
Energy from the Sun
AIR AND SPACE: Air Moves!https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/air-and-space-air-moves/68whKwLi4udCebfC#r
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KindergartenWeather Patterns
Energy from the Sun
Weather Widgethttps://ssec.si.edu/weather-widget
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KindergartenWeather Patterns
Energy from the Sun
Sunhttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/CXMpLH2CAoboPYkp
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1st GradeAnimal Survival
Parts of Plants
Observational Flower and Plant Drawingshttps://learninglab.si.edu/collections/observational-flower-and-plant-drawings/zDGd1JLxTbpwqPC3
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1st GradeAnimal Survival
Parts of Plants
Seeds and Seedlingshttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/yhwdR8X9smCumX7c
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1st GradeAnimal Survival
Parts of Plants
Changing the Environment - Seed Dispersalhttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/YacG7a3eRDp74Ndy
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1st GradeAnimal Survival
Parts of Plants
Zoo Crew Family Guide (English)https://nationalzoo.si.edu/sites/default/files/documents/smithsonians_national_zoo_family_guide_-_2018.pdf
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1st GradeAnimal Survival
Parts of Plants
Zoo Crew Family Guide (Spanish)https://nationalzoo.si.edu/sites/default/files/documents/zoo_crew_family_guide_2018_spanish_language.pdf
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1st GradeAnimal Survival
Parts of Plants
Virtual Highlights Tour of the National Zoo (English)https://nationalzoo.si.edu/visit/self-guided-zoo-tour-english
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1st GradeAnimal Survival
Parts of Plants
Virtual Highlights Tour of the National Zoo (Spanish)https://nationalzoo.si.edu/visit/self-guided-zoo-tour-spanish
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1st GradeAnimal Survival
Parts of Plants
Observational Flower and Plant Drawingshttps://learninglab.si.edu/collections/observational-flower-and-plant-drawings/zDGd1JLxTbpwqPC3
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1st GradeAnimal Survival
Parts of Plants
Showbiz Safarihttps://ssec.si.edu/showbiz-safari
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1st GradeAnimal Survival
Parts of Plants
National Zoological Park WEBCAMComing before April 14
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1st Grade Animal Survival
Parts of Plants
Explore the Mammal Hall to observe characteristics that help different animals survive! Use this self guide for content information on specific stopping points.https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour
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2nd GradeMapping Our World
Forms of Water on Earth
Essential Questions:
What do maps show?
Why are maps important?
Where can water be found on Earth?
In what forms does water exist on Earth?
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2nd GradeMapping Our World
Forms of Water on Earth
Maps and Globeshttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/kkgugJGkK4kygKPG
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2nd GradeMapping Our World
Forms of Water on Earth
Aral Sea: Exploring Change Over Time with Satellite Imageryhttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/feRuUz32bUFPPbw6
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2nd GradeMapping Our World
Forms of Water on Earth
Maps of Hawai'ihttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/eu87bDddrydYsUe4
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2nd GradeMapping Our World
Forms of Water on Earth
Lake Michiganhttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/qooy7Tiwy2F0HTfa
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2nd GradeMapping Our World
Forms of Water on Earth
Water/Ways Museum on Main Streethttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/WTNwYufRYBtKkftW
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2nd GradeMapping Our World
Forms of Water on Earth
Design Your Own Monumenthttps://historyexplorer.si.edu/resource/design-your-own-monument
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2nd GradeMapping Our World
Forms of Water on Earth
Glider Guidehttps://ssec.si.edu/glider-guide
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Forgotten Elephants of Deep Timehttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/distance-learning/forgotten-elephants-deep-time
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Student Activity: Investigating Invasive Specieshttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/PrUdLV267w9XL0B6
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Habitatshttps://ssec.si.edu/habitats
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Expedition: Insectshttps://ssec.si.edu/expedition-insects
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Trait Trackerhttps://ssec.si.edu/trait-tracker
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Living Systemshttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/vpeA3Dw1CFK3XcPq
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Exploring Fossil Ammonoidshttps://learninglab.si.edu/collections/exploring-fossil-ammonoids/Lw31D4zJ8XRsDpXR#r
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Fossils: Highlights Collectionhttps://learninglab.si.edu/collections/fossils-highlights-collection/4yhJTfuLYArrsC3n#r
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Prehistoric Climate Change and Why It Matters Todayhttps://learninglab.si.edu/collections/prehistoric-climate-change-and-why-it-matters-today/djh0bq5kFaghmqTd#r
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Identifying Bird Beak Types through Robert Ridgway's Drawingshttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/9R93U435e9Az4bHb
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Ferns: Curious Lifecycles and Remarkable Biodiversity (may be a bit advanced for third grade but really focuses on life cycle)https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/life-science/ferns-curious-life-cycles-and-remarkable-biodiversity
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Bridging the Americas-Unidos por las Aves
password bta4teachers
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/bridging-americas-unidos-por-las-aves
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Arthropod Adaptations (Short video)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz4ODmqbnQA&list=PLFGZwzyPnxTu41Iks44f1Bv6QQ1rj-Sc0&index=16

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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Arthropod Adaptations (Long video)https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/life-science/arthropod-adaptations-inside-insect-zoo

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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Plesiosaurs and other Large Marine Reptileshttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/plesiosaurs-and-other-large-marine-reptiles
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Explore Smithsonian: How do Scientists Track and Monitor Blue Crab Populations in the Chesapeake Bay?https://ssec.si.edu/explore-smithsonian-how-do-scientists-track-and-monitor-blue-crab-populations-chesapeake-bay
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Virtual Highlights Tour of the National Zoo (English)https://nationalzoo.si.edu/visit/self-guided-zoo-tour-english
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Virtual Highlights Tour of the National Zoo (Spanish)https://nationalzoo.si.edu/visit/self-guided-zoo-tour-spanish
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
National Zoological Park WEBCAMComing before April 14
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3rd GradePlant and Animal Extinction
Fossils
Survival of the Fittest
Extinction Over Time landing page- learn more about resources focused on extinction.https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/extinction-over-time
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4th GradeMotion of Waves
Wavelength and Amplitude
Light Reflection
Information Technologies
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5th GradeMatter and Energy Flow in an EcosystemEnergy Transfer
Matter and Energy in Plants
Food Webs
Matter Cycles
Ecosystems
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5th GradeMatter and Energy Flow in an EcosystemWhat is an ecosystem?https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/what-is-an-ecosystem/EaJLpxgn17xCUP7x#r
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5th GradeMatter and Energy Flow in an EcosystemAquation: The Freshwater Access Game; 4-ESS3-1https://ssec.si.edu/aquation
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5th GradeMatter and Energy Flow in an EcosystemSmithsonian Science How: Tracking the Health of Coral Reefs: Live from Belizehttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/distance-learning/tracking-health-coral-reefs-live-belize
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5th GradeMatter and Energy Flow in an EcosystemExplore Smithsonian: How do Scientists use Electricity to Study Fish Populations?https://ssec.si.edu/explore-smithsonian-how-do-scientists-use-electricity-study-fish-populations
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5th GradeMatter and Energy Flow in an EcosystemExplore Smithsonian: How can Scientists Track the Movement of an Invasive Species of Fish?https://ssec.si.edu/explore-smithsonian-how-can-scientists-track-movement-invasive-species-fish
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5th GradeMatter and Energy Flow in an EcosystemFollow That Bird! A Science and Technology Unit on Tracking Migratory Birdshttps://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/follow-bird
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5th GradeMatter and Energy Flow in an EcosystemBird Migration Gamehttps://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/play-migration-game
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5th GradeMatter and Energy Flow in an EcosystemFossil Leaves & Evidence of Insect Damagehttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/featured-collections/fossil-leaves-evidence-insect-damage
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5th Grade Matter and Energy Flow in an EcosystemLichen Symbiosis Webcast https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/distance-learning/what-is-lichen-symbiosis
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate (Earth and Space Systems)-- Lesson Plans and Informationhttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/DW6CqJ0eYeAjrkXP
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Highlights Collection: National Oceans Month (June) Learning Resourceshttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/0Ykw79Eg5CyDBq6u
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Tomorrow's Forecast: Oceans and Weather (1995)http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/ocaEfE8pyd52YAjn
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Ecosystems | Ocean Portalhttps://ocean.si.edu/ecosystems
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Climate Change and Migrationhttps://learninglab.si.edu/collections/climate-change-and-migration/YUGdrVyaHbkDqcne#r
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Climate Change and Human Impact on the Environmenthttps://learninglab.si.edu/collections/climate-change-and-human-impact-on-the-environment/rrnytmqJ2cshgnCF#r
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Weather Labhttps://ssec.si.edu/weather-lab
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Culture and Climate Change in the Arctichttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/social-studies/culture-and-climate-change-arctic
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Aquation: The Freshwater Access Gamehttps://ssec.si.edu/aquation
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Disaster Detectorhttps://ssec.si.edu/disaster-detector
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6th Grade – Earth ScienceOcean Currents
Influence of Weather and Climate
Weather Widgethttps://ssec.si.edu/weather-widget
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionIncludes fossil record and embryonic similarities
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionHow Bones Fossilize ... or Don'thttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/how-bones-fossilize-or-dont
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionGlobal Change - Reading Ocean Fossilshttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/global-change-reading-ocean-fossils
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionHow Fossils Explain the Rise of Dinosaurshttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/how-fossils-explain-rise-dinosaurs
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionPaleobiology - Unearthing Fossil Whaleshttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/paleobiology-unearthing-fossil-whales
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionPaleobotany – Climate Change Past and Presenthttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/paleobotany-climate-change-past-and-present
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionWhat Tiny Fossils Explain about Big Dinosaur Ecosystemshttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/what-tiny-fossils-explain-about-big-dinosaur-ecosystems
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionWhat Tiny Marine Fossils Reveal about Extinctionhttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/what-tiny-marine-fossils-reveal-about-extinction
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionFossil Forensics - Plant and Insect Relationshipshttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/fossil-forensics-plant-and-insect-relationships
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionArthropod Adaptations – Inside the Insect Zoohttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/life-science/arthropod-adaptations-inside-insect-zoo
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionButterfly Adaptations – How They Come By Their Colorshttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/life-science/butterfly-adaptations-how-they-come-their-colors
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionMorphyhttps://ssec.si.edu/morphy
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionCreature Feature: A Genes and Molecular Machines Lessonhttps://ssec.si.edu/creature-feature-a-genes-and-molecular-machines-lesson
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionExplore Smithsonian: What Internal Adaptations do Pandas Have to Eat Bamboo?https://ssec.si.edu/explore-smithsonian-what-internal-adaptations-do-pandas-have-eat-bamboo
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7th Grade – Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionExplore Smithsonian: How do Orchids Attract Pollinators?https://ssec.si.edu/explore-smithsonian-how-do-orchids-attract-pollinators
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7th Grade Life ScienceReview: Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity Natural SelectionFossil Whales and Whale Evolution https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/paleontology/fossil-whales-and-whale-evolution
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8th Grade – Physical ScienceReview: Forces and Motion Kinetic EnergyStudents explore the different types of waves used in technology and communication applications.
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8th Grade – Physical ScienceReview: Forces and Motion Kinetic EnergyUsing Waves to Communicatehttps://airandspace.si.edu/sites/default/files/media-assets/STEM%20in%2030_Using%20Waves%20to%20Communicate.pdf
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8th Grade – Physical ScienceReview: Forces and Motion Kinetic EnergyHow WIngs Workhttp://howthingsfly.si.edu/activities/how-wings-work
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8th Grade – Physical ScienceReview: Forces and Motion Kinetic EnergyEngineering the Wright Wayhttps://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/workshop/resources/index.html
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8th Grade – Physical ScienceReview: Forces and Motion Kinetic EnergyBumperDuckshttps://ssec.si.edu/bumperducks
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9/10 – BiologyInheritance and Variation of TraitsHS-LS3-1
Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.

HS-LS3-2
Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from: (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors.
HS-LS3-3
Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.
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9/10 – BiologyInheritance and Variation of TraitsBiocubes: Exploring Biodiversityhttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/life-science/biocubes-exploring-biodiversity
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9/10 – BiologyInheritance and Variation of TraitsLactase Persistence and Human Migrationhttps://learninglab.si.edu/collections/lactase-persistence-and-human-migration/crw8btjh5izbVYPJ#r
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9/10 – BiologyInheritance and Variation of TraitsClimate Change and Human Impact on the Environmenthttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/rrnytmqJ2cshgnCF
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9/10 – BiologyInheritance and Variation of TraitsGenetics and Stereotypeshttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/GwJBc5A1RHpdjh9w
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9/10 – BiologyInheritance and Variation of TraitsSkin color and Racehttp://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/6DLemmMqyxoy6s11
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9/10 – BiologyInheritance and Variation of TraitsVideo: The Secret World of Zoo Jobs: Curator/Animal Matchmaker. How Zoos Ensure Genetic Diversity to Support Conservationhttps://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/wildlife-careers#video
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9/10 – BiologyInheritance and Variation of TraitsResource Other Duties As Assigned Curator/Animal MatchmakerComing soon before April 14
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9/10 – BiologyInheritance and Variation of TraitsNational Zoological Park Question GuideComing soon before April 14
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9/10 – BiologyInheritance and Variation of TraitsForensic Mysteries: Pathologies on Human Femora (Thigh Bones)https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/featured-collections/forensic-mysteries-pathologies-human-femora
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10/11 – ChemistryElements, Compounds and ReactionsHS-PS1-2
Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS1-7
Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.
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10/11 – ChemistryElements, Compounds and ReactionsHS-PS1-2
Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
https://americanart.si.edu/videos/artist-constantino-brumidis-study-apotheosis-washington-rotunda-united-states-capitol
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