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The Art of the Personal Object

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
This online exhibition celebrates personal objects that were meant to be both used and seen. These works of art encourage students to consider how art intersects with the everyday and reflects a culture and society.

Resonance from the Past

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
This online exhibition displays African sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art. View works of art from Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, the Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, and the Congo.

Mali Empire and Djene Figures

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Curriculum resource, developed for use in the classroom, that examines the history, art, and culture of the ancient Mali Empire. Provides suggestions for integrated classroom activities to accompany the material.

The Artistry of African Currency

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Objects used to facilitate trade for goods and to measure wealth in African cultures.

In the Presence of Spirits: African Art from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition of African art reflecting the influences of the supernatural in both public and private life.

African Art for the First Time

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Museum tour using imaginative strategies and touchable objects�_�such as textiles, ceramic vessels, and wooden sculptures�_�to help audiences learn to look at forms, materials, and techniques of African art.

Treasures

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition presenting the aesthetic value of traditional African sculptures.

Command Module, Apollo 11

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Description of the Apollo 11 command module which is on display at the National Air and Space Museum.

National Air and Space Museum Calendar of Events

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Calendar providing updated information on public programs, concerts, lectures, and more.

Looking at Earth

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition demonstrating how views of our planet from above have helped us better understand it. Provides examples of satellite imagery and aerial photography used for urban planning and more.

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition and virtual gallery tour of Star Wars history and artifacts. Includes further information regarding the power of science fiction to encourage children to pursue careers in the sciences.

The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition celebrating the Wright brothers' invention of the Wright Flyer, the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard.

Geography from Space

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Web site containing geography quizzes using satellite imagery.

Geography from Space

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online quizzes that allow students to test their geographical knowledge.

African American Pioneers in Aviation

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Research and teaching website that challenges students to analyze primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation.

African Americans in Aviation: The 1940's - A Decade of Change

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Teaching poster challenging students to analyze primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation.

Milestones of Flight Teaching Poster

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Teaching poster introducing students to seven of the most historic aircraft and spacecraft in the National Air and Space Museum's collections, asking them to consider technological and social implications.

Reflections on Earth: Biodiversity and Remote Sensing Teacher Guide

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Teacher's guide featuring lessons for interpreting satellite images and field studies. Instructs students on how to monitor forest diversity on a local, regional, and global scale.

Highlights: National Air and Space Museum Gallery Guide

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Short outline of the Museum's most memorable displays and artifacts, designed to be printed by a visitor prior to an on-site visit.

Forces of Flight Learning Lab

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Science demonstration at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center celebrating a century of flight and invention through hands-on history activities and laboratory investigations by students.

Journeys of Flight: Story Time

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Reserve online for visits to the Learning Lab at the Udvar-Hazy Center outside of Washington, D.C. The program includes stories of the Wright brothers' invention, the life of pilot Bessie Coleman, and the first trip to the moon. There is also a hands-on activity. For preK-K.

Paper Airplane Design Learning Lab

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Science demonstration at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center exploring the concept of stability through hands-on student participation in experimental design, data collection, and graphing to create and test paper airplanes.

To the Moon and Beyond

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Reserve online for visits to the Learning Lab at Udvar-Hazy Center outside of Washington, D.C. Through hands-on activities, the program introduces students to the history of lunar exploration: the obstacles to working on the moon, what was learned from the Apollo missions, and what can still be learned by returning. Students work as 'mission design teams' to create a moon habitat that could support human life. For grades 3-6.

Highlights Tour

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Guided tour of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center telling the history of human flight through the technology, historical events, and heroic stories associated with aircraft on display at the Center.
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