Skip to Content
  • Language
  • End User
  • Educational Use
  • Time Required
(1,178)
(5,769)
(5,945)
(4,454)
(6,619)
(78)
(2,467)
(1,736)
(765)
(2,988)
(1,142)
(1,032)

Found 6,947 Collections

 

Aurora Borealis

The Northern Lights remind us how truly fabulous nature can be.
Debora Moore
10
 

August Wilson's Fences Themes Final Exam Collection

This collection uses images and literature to expose the themes within August Wilson's "Fences."

Bryce Winn
13
 

Aug 2 1923: Stelfox Bee with corresponding field note 2-9-23

Unidentified bee collected by Stelfox on the 2nd of August 1923 at The Dingle, Ireland
Siobhan Leachman
2
 

Audrey J.

The Ocean's Art

The Wonders of the Ocean are amazing. That’s why I decided to create an exhibit about the animals inside the curiosity. The collection is about how animals and life in the ocean affect and engage us in ways that “wonder” humans. I chose this theme because learning about lives other than humans’ is how we could consider by “thinking outside the box.”

Today readers can take away the understanding of other lives and how hey can engage you in ways you might not have liked or imagined.

SI Museum Makers 2019
14
 

Attention-grabbing headlines don't always tell truth!

Attention-grabbing headlines don't always tell truth!

Pictures are powerful, sometimes edited!

Twitter doesn't tell whole story.


In the era of "fake news" and information overload, we all need to become better readers of the words and pictures that are used to explain what is going on in the world around us. In this activity, students and teachers will consider:

How can the choice of image or words convey different messages about current events? How do journalists and editors shape the news through their choices?

This student activity asks students to look at several images of young people resisting a law or recent event. Their task is to write two different headlines for that image designed to appeal to different audiences. They will also be asked to research the context for the image and to consider how that might impact their headlines.

The goals of this lesson are to:

  • explore image and word choice as news drivers (factors that make items newsworthy or appealing to readers)
  • determine how journalists and editors shape the news through their choices
  • encourage news literacy and a critical reading of headlines and photojournalism in the future.
Kate Harris
15
 

Atomic City in the Appalachian Mountains

The Manhattan Project didn't begin in a lab in Los Alamos Nevada - it began in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee. President Roosevelt wanted to put an end to WWII, so in December of 1942 he authorized the Manhattan Project. Work on procuring and clearing land for the Oak Ridge Tennessee site was already underway.
By the end of WWII, Oak Ridge was the fifth largest town in Tennessee and the Clinton Engineer Works consumed 1/7th of all the power produced in the nation.
Linda Muller
19
 

Atomic Bomb

An introductory set to accompany Steve Sheinkin's book Bomb.
Sara Benis
7
 

Athletes and Aviators: Women Who Shaped History

This topical collection includes resources related to featured women athletes and aviators. This collection includes portraits of the athletes and aviators, related artifacts, articles, videos with experts, and related Smithsonian Learning Lab collections. Use this collection to launch lessons about the women's life stories, primary source analysis, and examination of the context in which these women lived and made their contributions. This collection is not comprehensive but rather provides a launching point for research and study.  

Keywords: Bessie Coleman, Pancho Barnes, Babe Zaharias, Billie Jean King, Florence Griffith Joyner ("Flo Jo"), Ibtihaj Muhammad, #BecauseOfHerStory

Ashley Naranjo
39
 

Athens vs Persia

Abele Solomon
6
 

Athabascan Tradition

Cathleen Edwards
2
 

Athabascan Potlatch Values

Potlatches are Athabascan ceremonies marking significant events in life. They are a time when cultural values are practiced, including honor, respect, gratitude, responsibility, gifting and reciprocity. This site provides materials for students to learn about Potlatches and generally about the Athabascan peoples of Alaska. Photographs with in-depth captions give information about Athabascans in the past and today. Short essays and museum objects featuring Elders’ discussions allow students to learn directly from community members. Questions and writing projects in the education unit help students understand and apply what they have read, and find shared cultural values in their own lives.


Tags: Alaska, Alaska Native, Indigenous, Athabascan, Dene, Potlatch, ceremony, ceremonies, tradition, gifting, museum object, artifact, heirloom, Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in Alaska

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in Alaska
23
 

Athabascan Moosehide Tanning & Sewing videos

Older generations of Alaska Athabascan (Dene) peoples tanned moose hides using time-tested methods to make strong, supple leather for sewing beaded or quill-embroidered tunics, jackets, mittens, bags and moccasins, as well as everyday essentials such as dogsled harnesses. Because traditional tanning is time-consuming and requires technical knowledge that has declined in recent generations, most moose hides are now sent out to commercial tanneries for processing with synthetic chemicals. Commercial tanning produces a lower quality hide, but more importantly, it displaces the passing on of Athabascan tanning knowledge. Recognizing this, contemporary artists Joel Isaak (Dena'ina Athabascan) and Melissa Shaginoff (Ahtna Athabascan) have been learning traditional methods for tanning moose hides from elders Helen Dick (Dena’ina Athabascan) and Jeanie Maxim (Ahtna Athabascan) and adding tested, contemporary tools. 

The Alaska office of the Arctic Studies Center worked with these committed artists and elders from September 2017 through June 2018 to carry out moosehide tanning work in communities and backyards in Kenai, Chickaloon, and Anchorage, and a sewing and beading residency at the Anchorage Museum. The collaboration resulted in the set of twenty-three educational videos presented here. Links to a selection of Athabascan objects from the Smithsonian collections made from moose hide are included below.

Tags: Alaska, Native art, museum, education, Indigenous, tan, tanning, moosehide, moose hide, smoking, sew, bead, Athabascan, Dena'ina, Ahtna, Dene, Melissa Shaginoff, Joel Isaak , Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in Alaska

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in Alaska
32
 

Astrophotography: Student Activity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)

In this student activity, you’ll use specialized image processing software to bring out visual details from images of objects like the Moon, Sun, star clusters, nebulas, and galaxies. After you analyze your own image(s), you’ll have an opportunity to research related astronomy information and to share your scientific and artistic interpretations of your telescope data.
Jessica Radovich
15
 

Astrophotography: Student Activity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)

In this student activity, you’ll use specialized image processing software to bring out visual details from images of objects like the Moon, Sun, star clusters, nebulas, and galaxies. After you analyze your own image(s), you’ll have an opportunity to research related astronomy information and to share your scientific and artistic interpretations of your telescope data.
Ashley Naranjo
15
 

Astronomy: Unstacked

UNSTACKED is a wonderful way to spark inquiry, analysis, and discussion. By visually exploring our images, you can bring the Smithsonian Libraries' collections into your classroom. Use UNSTACKED as a morning exercise, a way to introduce a new topic, or to discover your students' interests. Picture your world, dive into the stacks! 

Smithsonian Libraries
10
 

Astronomy

Materials that will accompany a 3rd grade astronomy unit.
#ISTE2016
Jenna Oien
2
 

Astronauts and the ISS - Paolo Nespoli

This Smithsonian Science Starter collection investigates the history of the International Space Station (ISS), and the lives of the people who have worked on it. How did the ISS come to be? Who are the astronauts who have been chosen to live and work there in microgravity for months at a time?

In the accompanying video, astronaut Paolo Nespoli talks about some of the difficulties of living aboard the ISS. He also discusses some similarities and differences between the United States’ space shuttles and the Russian Soyuz space vehicles, and what keeps astronauts busy during their time on the station. 

Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
6
 

Astronauts and the ISS - Joe Acaba

This collection investigates the path to become an astronaut with NASA. In the accompanying video, astronaut Joe Acaba tells us about his path from starry-eyed young boy, to classroom teacher, to spacebound astronaut. He discusses what inspired him to pursue this career, and imagines what the future might still have in store for him. Students will consider what might motivate them to participate in spaceflight, and what practical steps they would need to take to achieve that goal.

Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
6
 

Astronauts

This collection will give details of life as astronaut including the food they eat, details of their living conditions, and daily activities.

Katie Grywczynski
22
 

Astronaut Life

What is life for an astronaut like? How has it changed over the years? What different kinds of challenges do they face?
This topical collection describes certain problems astronauts face and follows with resources that show how people have tried to solve those problems; it includes pictures and videos.
Goal: Students will be able to identify a problem, brain storm solutions, and then compare the actual answers to their solutions.

Tags: space, astronaut, food, exercise, problem solving, space travel, brain storming
Jade Lintott
28
 

Astrogeology- Meteorites and Spacecraft Missions

This Smithsonian Science How learning collection, from Q?rius at the National Museum of Natural History, is part of a distance learning program at http://qrius.si.edu/explore-science/webcast This collection focuses on meteorites and related spacecraft missions. Targeted at middle schoolers, the collection invites students into an authentic understanding of meteorites as sources of information about our solar system. Geologist Dr. Tim McCoy is featured as an expert explainer. The collection includes an interactive webcast video with discussion questions, cross-cutting activities, an independent project, and other resources for teachers and students.

Key Terms: geology, meteorites, asteroids, minerals, space missions, orbit, solar system history

Key Concepts:

- Evidence from meteorites about Earth's formation

- Characteristics of meteorites, meteors, asteroids

- Mineral origins of the universe

- Importance of space missions for astronomy

- Technology used by meteoriticists

Smithsonian Science How
13
 

Asteroid Redirect Mission

In orbit around the Sun are thousands of asteroids ranging in size from grains of sand to miles across. NASA is planning a mission to capture a piece of an asteroid to be studied by NASA scientists and astronauts. In this episode of STEM in 30, we will learn about asteroids, what we can learn from capturing one, and the technology needed to accomplish such a mission.

September 23, 2015

National Air and Space Museum
13
 

Assyrian Artifacts

Artifacts from the Assyrian Civilization

Keidre Hull
5
6025-6048 of 6,947 Collections