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Science of Spring

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Science +1 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

Discovery Theater is a pan-institutional museum theater dedicated to bringing theatre to young audiences and general visitors on and off the Mall since 1969.  The magic of earth science takes center stage in this fun, interactive Discovery Theater original as we explore the indigenous and modern science behind the greening of the year.  Using science, culture and history, we examine humanity’s relationship to the natural ‘new year’ – a time when the earth and its creatures experience the rebirth, regeneration and new growth. Seed germination pairs with the story of Persephone returning from underground; the science and mystery of a simple egg link with new birth and lambs, birds and bunnies tales; the earth science of warming spring weather create a great atmosphere for learning and fun.  

Standards of Learning

Discovery Theater

Spring

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Spring

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Spring

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Spring Flowers

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Spring Fever

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Spring Field

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Flowers

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Science Rocks!

National Museum of American History

Prelude of Spring

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Birds

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Scratching Birds

National Museum of American History

Strange Birds

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Feeding the Bunnies

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sketch of Three Bunnies

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Lamb

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Return of Persephone

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Persephone [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

egg, easter

National Museum of American History

Hades Abducting Persephone in a Clearing

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Demeter And Persephone Group

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

The Myth of Demeter and Persephone

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Proserpine

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Hades; Persephone in the Underworld (Offering to Proserpine)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Untitled (Eggs in Carton)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Hen Mallard Waiting for Eggs. . .

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Giant Cowbird Eggs, Panama, STRI

Smithsonian Institution Archives

egg, easter

National Museum of American History

The Four Seasons

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Seasons: Spring

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Four Seasons

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Garden

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Garden

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sculptor's Garden

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thaxter's Garden

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lilac Garden

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Spring (Spring in the Garden)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Spring in the gardens: Rosemary and potatoes

National Museum of American History

Spring 1987, Enid Haupt Gardens

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

NMAfA and Haupt Garden in the Spring

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Beginning of Spring

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Spring

Smithsonian Gardens