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¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert

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Cultures +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection features bilingual Create-It! STEM activities from ¡Descubra!, the Smithsonian Latino Center's national public education program for kids, teens, and families. These activities can be recreated with materials found at a local grocery or hardware store at home or in the classroom. These bilingual resources can serve teachers in grades 2-5, 6-8, and high school science. 

The activities help participants place themselves in the role of scientist as they work on a STEAM-H project. Through active learning and problem solving, students are fully engaged and better able to understand the concepts being presented. This collection also includes interviews with science experts as well as note cards featuring profiles of U.S. Latina/os that have made notable contributes to STEM fields.

¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert promotes STEM education for youth, with a specific focus on Latino youth, by showcasing Latino role models in STEM fields and discussing career paths and different interests in these areas.

Let's Land a Rover on Mars!

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

¡Coloquemos un rover en Marte!

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

¡Descubra! Notecards Spanish

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

¡Descubra! Notecards English

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

Let’s have a Whale of Time!

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

¡A divertirnos con las ballenas!

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

Inka Engineering in a Grass Bridge

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

La ingeniería inka en un puente de hierba

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

Design and Build Musical Instruments

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

Creando instrumentos de viento

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

Dr. Sierra Sastre with SLC Descubra

Smithsonian Latino Center

Invention & Innovation with the USPTO

Smithsonian Latino Center

DNA Samples with Jesus Maldonado

Smithsonian Latino Center