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This interactive simulation allows users to explore a three-dimensional (3D) visualization of the remnants of a supernova, or exploded star.

Journey through an Exploded Star: An Online Interactive

Journey through an Exploded Star

Earth and Space Sciences
Middle school–High school

The elements that make up nearly all that you are and can see first came from the explosion of a massive star! Step inside one such explosion and explore the forces that connect each of us to the stars.

In this collection, students will explore the life cycle of stars and learn about the connection between elements and space. They'll explore real data that provides evidence for the dispersal of several elements produced by the explosion of massive stars, specifically through the Cassiopeia A supernova. Then they’ll put their knowledge into practice by navigating the remains of the supernova in the online interactive “Journey through an Exploded Star.”

Smithsonian in Your Classroom

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Learning Lab collections based upon issues of Smithsonian in Your Classroom magazine, published by the Smithsonian Institution Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Smithsonian Office of Education, and the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies from 1997 to 2012.

A Shape-Note Singing Lesson

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Abraham Lincoln: The Face of War

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Botany and Art and Their Roles in Conservation

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Building Up, Breaking Down

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Every Picture Has a Story

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Final Farewells: Signing a Yearbook on the Eve of the Civil War

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Introduction to the Nature Journal

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Letters from the Japanese American Internment

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Art to Zoo

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Learning Lab collections based upon issues of Art to Zoo magazine, published by the Smithsonian Institution Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Smithsonian Office of Education, and the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies from 1976 to 1997.

Africa Behind and Beyond the Headlines

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Airplanes and Airports: How to Take Off Without Ever Leaving the Ground

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Building Bridges: Living in a Diverse Society

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Celebrating the Smithsonian's Birthday

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A Ticket to Philly - In 1769: Thinking About Cities, Then and Now

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A Mouse Like a House? A Pocket Elephant?

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"Give It Your Best"': Civilian Contributions to the Home Front

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"Hello, America!" Radio Broadcasting in the Years Before Television

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Highlights Collections

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These Learning Lab topical collections contain images, text, and other multimedia resources. Use them to introduce or augment your study of these topics. 

African American Art: Highlights Collection

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Art about BioDiversity: Highlights Collection

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Autumn Artworks: Highlights Collection

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Aviation History: Highlights Collection

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Conservation: Highlights Collection

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Earth Day: Highlights Collection

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Eclipses: Highlights Collection

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Elections: Highlights Collection

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