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Breaking Barriers: A Microscopic World

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This collection includes objects and resources related to medicine in the 19th century. During this time, an incredibly huge scientific barrier was broken when scientists discovered bacteria and viruses, which could not be seen with the naked eye, could cause disease. This board will examine the scientific barrier that was broken into the microscopic world and how medicine and modern science changed due to such discoveries.  Additional resources on this topic can be found by visiting the National Museum of American History's online exhibitions at AmericanHistory.si.edu and History Explorer at HistoryExplorer.si.edu

Each National History Day collection from the National Museum of American History includes selected resources to support NHD projects under the 2020 theme - Breaking Barriers. This collection is by no means comprehensive, but should be used as a place of inspiration for new projects or source of additional information for ones already in the works. For grades 6-8.

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Microscope

National Museum of American History

Medical Practices

NMAH Education

Leech Jar

National Museum of American History

Microscope

National Museum of American History

Surgical Set

National Museum of American History

Macabre school supplies: 19th century dissection sets

National Museum of American History

Disease

NMAH Education

Change Begins

NMAH Education

Spim Soap

National Museum of American History

Suds Up: How to make soap, 19th-century style

National Museum of American History

The Sick Child

Smithsonian American Art Museum