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Description:

With a growing number of interactive websites, the Smithsonian National Museum is evolving into a hub for national and international electronic education. There are over twenty online exhibits, each containing extensive topical information, histories of the Museum collection items referenced in each exhibit, virtual tours and other online interactive activities. Online information on traveling exhibits available for rent is also listed. The online Explore a Topic includes a collection of resources that explore topics such as the Earth and its history, the diversity of life, and Earth system science. Educator resources online include classroom activities and lesson plans on Measuring Biodiversity, evoking ideas of total number of unique things, such as genes, genera, and species, and their abundances. Science Departments include anthropology, botany, entomology, invertebrate zoology, mineral sciences, paleobiology and vertebrate zoology, many departments containing further online exhibits and searchable databases.

Subjects:

  • Science > Biology
  • Science > Ecology
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Geology
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Science > Natural History
  • Education > General

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NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110702203449591T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Science -- Instructional issues,Social studies -- Geography,Social Sciences,Early Elementary,Science -- Natural history,Science -- Ecology,Science -- Earth science,Life Science,Technical Education (Upper Division),Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Higher Education,Elementary School,History/Policy/Law,Science -- Biology,General Public,Science -- Geology,Technical Education (Lower Division),Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Geoscience

Language:

English

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