WebExhibits on Science and Culture. Each exhibit includes information, virtual experiments, and hands-on activities for exploring the topics from various angles.
Combining the fields of Anthropology, Botany, Geology, Paleontology and Zoology, the Museum uses an interdisciplinary approach to increasing knowledge about the past, present and future of the physical earth, its plants, animals, people, and their cultures. In doing so, it seeks to uncover the extent and character of biological and cultural diversity, similarities and interdependencies so that we may better understand, respect, and celebrate nature and other people.
A large, free repository of video modules for high school math and science classes.
Read about top science discoveries from leading research universities.
Biology and Life Science
learn about wilderness history, the values and benefits of wilderness, and threats to wilderness. Including Webquests, quizzes, blogs, legislation, literature and research.
Online resources for teachers and students including videos, lesson plans, and interactives that explore biotechnology laboratory techniques used for treating disease and improving diagnosis.
In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth. By examining fossils and DNA, Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria. We have compiled the figures from the book into a deck of PowerPoint slides for use in the classroom.
Dive into the world of marine biology and biodiversity through the Podcast of Life: witness science in action through lively, you-are-there stories from the front lines of ocean science. Brought to you by the Encyclopedia of Life, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Atlantic Public Media and with a consortium of marine education network partners.
Lessons, labs and activities on the topics of genetics and health.
Evolution of Evolution: 150 Years of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species
Earth and Space Science
This 6 minute film produced by the American Museum of Natural History present a virtual tour of the universe as mapped through astronomical observations.
Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments
Astronomy resources and workshop opportunities.
An online tour of the Hawaiian night sky, podcasts and other educational resources.
DINOSAURS: American Museum of Natural History Collections. This app lets paleontologists of all ages explore the Museum's famous fossil halls in depth.
Take an electronic field trip inside Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. Learn about the importance of the park, hunt for signs of land and aquatic dinosaurs, explore ‘hoodoos’ and see animals that live in this extreme environment.
Physics and Physical Science
An interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors.
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