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Stephen Binns

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Topology: An Introduction

<p><em>Geometry, geology,</em> and <em>geography </em>are words that are easily confused. More confusing still, those fields <br />of study share a word that means two very different things, depending on the field. The word is <em>topology.</em>   <br />To a geographer or geologist, topology has to do with the planet's surface and its changeable forms. To a <br />geometrician, topology has to do with the constant properties of forms—properties that <em>never change</em>. <br /><br />To continue, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/invariance/Cz9oCxCcKc2C8H4T#r">click here</a>. If you are an educator, click READ MORE below.</p> <p><br /></p>
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Smithsonian Rebus: Introduction

<p><br /><br />                                            SMITH SONY YAWN. <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/smithsonian-rebus-introduction/2N678fqTAPPBM4nL?newCollection">Click.</a><br /></p>
Stephen Binns
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Smithsonian Rebus: What's in a Name?

<p><br /><br />WHEEL YAM SHAKE SPEAR. The reigning champ. Still <em>the </em>biggest deal in English literature. In this set <br />of Smithsonian Rebus puzzles, we’ll look at a couple of lines in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. <br /><br />For an introduction to Smithsonian Rebuses, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/smithsonian-rebus-introduction/7KGygXNDNUkpWvac#r">click here</a>. To go to the puzzle, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/smithsonian-rebus-whats-in-a-name/DgYuT8VnCErqHi7q#r">click here</a>.<br /></p>
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Saints by the Look of Them: Gabriel, Michael, Raphael (Catholic Education)

<p>Here are six representations in the Smithsonian's collections of the Big Three of angels. Two <br />are St. Gabriel, two are St. Michael, two are St. Raphael. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two<br /> versions of each angel in a folder marked GABRIEL, MICHAEL, or RAPHAEL. If you need hints, you <br />will find information on the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/4b5tx81pGnBwKmNo#r/164315">click here</a>.</p> <p>  ↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.</p><p><br /></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Matthew, Mark, Luke

<p>Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. Two are St. Matthew, <br />two are St. Mark, and two are St. Luke. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two versions of each <br />saint in a folder marked MATTHEW, MARK, or LUKE. If you need hints, you will find information <br />on the saints' lives and the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/unXVbPEmYXDfktBr#r/160628">click here</a>.</p> <p>  ↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.</p> <p><br /></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Jerome, John, John

<p></p> <p>Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. Two are Jerome, two are John<br />the Evangelist, two are John the Baptist. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two versions of each saint<br />in a folder marked JEROME, JOHN EVANGELIST, or JOHN BAPTIST. If you need hints, you will find<br />information on the saints' lives and the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/X3e9cnzYtd1mJU0E#r/186361">click here</a>. <br /></p> <p></p> <p>↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.</p> <p><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/picture-matching-game-saints-by-the-look-of-them/dHMzx1BDAPNwEvbJ#r/160099"><br /></a><br /></p> <p></p> <p></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Nicholas, Patrick, Stephen

<p><span class="dotdotdot"></span></p> <p>Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. Two are St. Nicholas, two<br /> are St. Patrick, two are St. Stephen. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two versions of each saint <br /> in a folder marked NICHOLAS, PATRICK, or STEPHEN. If you need hints, you will find information <br />on the saints' lives and the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/yugslvwbhvjgr0dn#r/163387">click here</a>.</p> <p>   ↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.</p> <p><br /></p> <p><br /></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Catherine, Martha, Joan

<p>Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. In two are Catherine of Alexandria, <br />in two are the New Testament figure Martha, and in two are Joan of Arc. In this game, you’ll try to unite the  <br />two versions of each saint in a folder marked CATHERINE, MARTHA, or JOAN. If you need hints, you will find <br />information on the saints' lives and the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <span class="dotdotdot"></span><a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/L8rLyxwfvCGEhdqH#r/165983">click here</a>.</p> <p>  ↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.</p> <p><span class="dotdotdot"><br /></span></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Christopher, George, Roch

<p>Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. Two are St. Christopher, two <br />are St. George, and two are St. Roch. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two versions of each saint <br />in a folder marked CHRISTOPHER, GEORGE, or ROCH. If you need hints, you will find information <br />on the saints' lives and the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <span class="editable-container"><a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/dCAFyz6i0iqGrgAY#r/168054">click here</a>.</span></p> <p>  ↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.<span class="editable-container"><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/dCAFyz6i0iqGrgAY#r/168054"> <br /><br /></a></span></p>
Stephen Binns
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Platonic Relationships

<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="https://www.learninglab.si.edu/collections/platonic-relationships/ypf4FN07VAGm8oeb#r/141208">Click here</a></p>
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