This Smithsonian Science Starter collection investigates the difference between longitudinal waves and transverse waves, and how they are able to transmit energy from one location to another. Students will explore ways to deal with line of sight obstructions and consider the impact of such methods with regard to interplanetary communication.
Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum, radio waves
Upward Bound Tech & Tour - Intro to the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access' Learning Lab
Taking a great portrait is more than just taking a quick snap of a face. It requires thoughtful contemplation and a variety of choices by the photographer. We'll examine a collection of photographs that illustrate various principles of portrait photography and that will help students to understand the parts of a digital artifact.
LENS 1 | One lens to consider when looking at an artifact is its context and the impression it gives you. Using "see, think, wonder" strategies, we consider:
- What do you see?
- What do you think about it?
- What makes you say that -- what evidence is there for that - on what are you basing your opinion?
- What does it make you wonder?
- Why does something look the way it does or the way it is?
LENS 2 | Analyzing great photographs to provide inspiration for your own photography pursuits
What makes a strong image?
- angles (eye-level, high angle, low angle, and bird's eye);
- light and shadow;
- shot length (long-shot, medium-shot, close-up, & extreme close-up);
- mood--capturing a feeling or emotion in a photograph;
- scale--how big or small subjects look; and
- sense of place--capturing the feeling of a place.
Click into each photo and on the "paper clip" annotation icon to read more information (metadata!)
We will then discuss publishing guidelines and other policies that will help students make their best collections.
Tags: portrait photography, decision-making, self-determination, student empowerment, Project Zero
I created this collection to have my students understand better the role children played in the past. Considering how quickly I have to teach history to my 4th graders I wanted to rely on photographs to help orient the students into time and place. I focused on the late 1800s into the mid-1900s. The students in my class wanted to know more about children's lives during the time period we were learning about. The purpose of the collection is to push the students to think beyond what they immediately see and consider the bigger ideas captured in these photographs.
Students engaged in thinking routines during this activity:
See, Think, Wonder
- What do you see?
- What do you think?
- What do you wonder?
- What is the story?
- What is the human story?
- What is the world story?
- What is the new story?
- What is the hidden story?
Students will analyze Sol LeWitt's variations of the open cube to apply their knowledge of drawing cubes using isometric paper and nets of cubes. Students will extend their knowledge of surface area while observing LeWitt's Cube without a cube and make a generalization for two formulas.
This is an activity for a grade 6 or 7 geometry class. Prerequisite knowledge: volume, surface area and nets of cubes.
Students can do the work in groups of 2-3 there are sections for thinking routines and prompts for students to upload photos of their work.
"Culture is often difficult to define, but it influences everything from who you are as an individual to how you relate to other people at home and around the world. " from Cultural Conversations (2014)
Cultural conversations have been important to the development of the United States since its inception. To start cultural conversations among my students, I have gathered a collection of artifacts that give a brief history of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Douglass and Lincoln would ordinarily have not been friends, but because of their relationship, history was changed forever! Other Friendships worth investigating: WEB DuBois and Woodrow Wilson (as well as William Monroe Trotter), Lyndon B Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Banneker, and Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune.
The collection had approached the story through food
A collection about Brazilian Nature, mainly Cerrado to use with students from public schools in Taguatinga with Catholic University of Brasilia teachers support.
Esta coleção está destinada a mostrar um pouco da diversidade musical do Brasil
Photographic equipment as instruments to production of archival information
Random Cartoons can lead to some reflection or not.
O movimento pelo sufrágio feminino é um movimento social, político e econômico de reforma, com o objetivo de estender o sufrágio (o direito de votar) às mulheres. Participam do sufrágio, mulheres ou homens, denominados sufragistas.
Collection of sketchs and characters from the Pixar Animation Studios.
Collection about Picasso, life and work. (IDEIA: Sou bibliotecária e a instituição para qual trabalho irá lançar uma exposição sobre o pintor Pablo Picasso, logo para chamar a atenção dos usuários foram selecionadas imagens e videos que serão postadas na homepage da instituição demonstrando o tema da exposição.)
Coleção sobre a representação do hábito da leitura em pinturas, gravuras, etc.
Obras de arte representando alguns deuses gregos
Coleção que reúne fotos antigas da Bahia, Brasil.
Famous and important people that made history.
Coleção de Brasões e Escudos para serem estudados por estudantes de Heráldica em seu estudo dessa ciência.
Different types of statues, paintings, and other artistic representation of animals from the past and the present.
Coleção sobre arte grega antiga e representações posteriores de sua cultura.
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
suffered discrimination from the beginning of his career , despite being a great athlete for being black had to fight for their opportunities , he converted to Islam and was renamed as Muhammed Ali. He gained notoriety as a renowned boxer and using that influence fought racism as he could.
A learning resource for students about opera. The images in this collection focus on different portrayals of opera singers and different types of spaces. As you look through them and complete the activities, think about how they change your viewpoint and understanding of opera.