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Rocket Exploration

Rockets are a favorite object for young children. They are large, powerful, and help people travel to outer space! What more can we learn about rockets?

Ann Caspari


Sports are important to our culture in many ways, and help teach sportsmanship, leadership, and persistence. Use the images and discussion ideas to have conversations about sports in your community and in the world.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Puerto Rico - Vejigantes

This collection provides a brief introduction to the Vejigante tradition practiced during the month of February in Puerto Rico, in observance/celebration of Carnival.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Guatemalan Weaving

This collection provides an introduction to the art of weaving practiced in Guatemala.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Joan Miro

This resources in this collection provide a basic introduction to the life and work of Spanish artist Joan Miró.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


What is electricity? What are the mechanics behind it? How do we use it? What is its history. This collection helps to answer these questions and may spark more curiosity about electricity.
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


SI resources for insects.
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


Explore the vast resources on dinosaurs that the Smithsonian has to offer.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


You may think of spoons as everyday objects, but spoons can tell special stories and teach us about cultures. Explore this collection to learn more.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


How do you communicate? Through words? Body language? A look? Explore this collection to see how people, and animals communicate.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Ancient Egypt

Explore the vast resources on Ancient Egypt that the Smithsonian has to offer.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


This collection is comprised of artwork and objects that reflect a variety of bodies and the amazing things bodies can do. 

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


How do you communicate? Through words? Body language? A facial expression? Explore the different ways people and animals communicate.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


An introduction to the basics of Flamenco music and dance.


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Bison, Zebras, and Kangaroos - Smithsonian Collection

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


The ocean covers the majority of the Earth and contains so many diverse creatures. Check out some of the objects in the Smithsonian collection related to the ocean.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Grasshopper - Lesson

  • Compare and Contrast the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper to the Conehead Grasshopper

    • Colors
    • Ability to move
    • Shape and size
  • Explore grasshopper's mouth pieces that are used for grinding 
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Cosmic Survey

Discover some of the features of the Universe: 

Cosmic Glossary

Activities: How Big? How Far? How Old?

Chris Hunt

Touch a Falling Star


Where to find them, where they come from, what they can tell us, and MORE

Chris Hunt

Did American women [or the women of your state] deserve the right to vote in the early 20th century?

Who had the right to vote in the US [or your state] by the early 20th century?; What roles did women play in society at this time?; Who supported and opposed women's suffrage and why?

Though the answer to this compelling question might feel obvious to 21st century Americans, the issue was far from settled at the time. This dichotomy adds to its intellectual heft and engages students' inherent interest in fairness, discrimination, and rights. (It also connects to ongoing debates about the franchise and who is entitled to it.) The supporting questions invite students to learn more about voting in the time period, the changing roles played by women, and the people who might have supported or opposed women's political equality, all of which help scaffold students' investigations into the ideas and issues behind this compelling question.


Kristen Levithan

Slavery in Brazil

Why was Brazil one of the last countries in the world to abolish slavery?

The idea is to make learners understand the long-lasting slavery process in Brazil and be aware of its consequences to our society.

Supporting Questions: 1) When did it happen and what was the political context?

                                           2) How slaves were treated?

                                           3)Who took advantage of it?   

By these questions leaners will grasp the whole scenario (economical, political, cultural and social) and see that the effects of this process is everywhere and explain social relations we have nowadays.                                     


Alessandra Zan

Alaska Native Territories

Alaska is home to over 100,000 Indigenous residents who represent twenty distinctive cultures and languages. The map shows cities, towns and villages where most people live today, but depicts Alaska Native territories as they existed in about 1890, before the main influx of Euro-American settlers. 

Map information is courtesy of Michael Krauss, Igor Krupnik, Ives Goddard and the Alaska Native Language Center (University of Alaska Fairbanks). Map courtesy of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center.

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in Alaska
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