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Sound — Lessons 1-4: Materials

Smithsonian Science Education Center
"Quick Tips: Resources for Teachers” is a series of short videos providing down-to-earth advice and instructional tips to teachers of STC™, our signature science curriculum. Each “Quick Tip” offers practical suggestions by experienced teachers for handling materials or managing classrooms in science investigations.

Floating and Sinking– Weighing Floaters and Sinkers

Smithsonian Science Education Center
"Quick Tips: Resources for Teachers” is a series of short videos providing down-to-earth advice and instructional tips to teachers of STC™, our signature science curriculum. Each “Quick Tip” offers practical suggestions by experienced teachers for handling materials or managing classrooms in science investigations.

Land and Water– Lesson 2/3 The Water Cycle: Modeling Land and Water

Smithsonian Science Education Center
"Quick Tips: Resources for Teachers” is a series of short videos providing down-to-earth advice and instructional tips to teachers of STC™, our signature science curriculum. Each “Quick Tip” offers practical suggestions by experienced teachers for handling materials or managing classrooms in science investigations.

Exploring Properties of Matter– Surface Gravity

Smithsonian Science Education Center
"Quick Tips: Resources for Teachers” is a series of short videos providing down-to-earth advice and instructional tips to teachers of STC™, our signature science curriculum. Each “Quick Tip” offers practical suggestions by experienced teachers for handling materials or managing classrooms in science investigations.

Animal Studies– Observing Millipedes More Closely

Smithsonian Science Education Center
"Quick Tips: Resources for Teachers” is a series of short videos providing down-to-earth advice and instructional tips to teachers of STC™, our signature science curriculum. Each “Quick Tip” offers practical suggestions by experienced teachers for handling materials or managing classrooms in science investigations.

Explore Smithsonian: How do Scientists use Electricity to Study Fish Populations?

Smithsonian Science Education Center
Travel with a Smithsonian ecologist to discover how scientists catch invasive fish using a metal boat and electric currents so they can tag the fish for radio telemetry studies. ---- If you enjoyed our Explore Smithsonian videos, share them with a friend, colleague, or a teacher in your life. And be sure to connect with us online! Our Website: http://s.si.edu/1RtrHsO STEMVisions Blog: http://s.si.edu/1de3GIH Facebook: http://s.si.edu/1Hc9Rt0 Twitter: http://s.si.edu/1GmsSVR Pinterest: http://s.si.edu/IJtdLq Google+: http://s.si.edu/1SGMzzj

Rocks and Minerals– Lesson 2: Observing Rocks- How are They the Same and Different?

Smithsonian Science Education Center
"Quick Tips: Resources for Teachers” is a series of short videos providing down-to-earth advice and instructional tips to teachers of STC™, our signature science curriculum. Each “Quick Tip” offers practical suggestions by experienced teachers for handling materials or managing classrooms in science investigations.

Tami's Tower: Let's Think About Engineering Gameplay Demo

Smithsonian Science Education Center
Available on the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tamis... Available on Amazon Apps & Games Store at https://www.amazon.com/Smithsonian-In... Available on Google Play Store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... It’s lunch time and Tami, the golden lion tamarin, is hungry! Help Tami reach the delicious fruit by building a tower. But watch out! Other animals can cause Tami’s tower to topple over. From the Smithsonian Science Education Center, Tami’s Tower: Let’s Think About Engineering is an educational engineering design game that will help teach your student how to design a solution to a problem using basic engineering design principles. Educational features: • Aligned to educational science standards for kindergarten through second grade • Designed for emergent readers • Grounded in educational psychology research • Metacognitive prompts provide students an opportunity to monitor and assess their own confidence • Teachers can assess student responses to metacognitive prompts through an in-game summary screen • In-game tutorial to teach students how to play • Introduces students to engineering design principles • Students will learn how the shape of an object can help it function as needed to solve a problem • Students can reflect on previous attempts to improve design • Students can design a level in Sandbox mode • Designed to be used in the classroom or at home

Living on the Edge: Mangroves

Smithsonian TMON
Mangroves provide essential habitat and coastline protection but are under threat. In addition to deforestation, climate change is altering mangrove forest habitats and causing important consequences for marine organisms and the humans who rely on them for sustenance and economic stability. MarineGEO scientists are studying mangrove expansion due to warming winters and the threats to this valuable ecosystem. Music: "Warmer" by Andy G. Cohen, released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License, https://andyg.co/hen/; "Naive" by Sergey Cheremisinov, FreeMusicArchive, Attribution-NonCommercial License.

The Importance of Mangroves - Educational Video

Smithsonian TMON
Video by Daniella Heflin - During the project "Scaling the biodiversity of mangrove roots" lead by Matthieu Leray from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, this educational movie was created to educate about the needs and values of mangrove forests and its biodiversity.

Squidpop Tutorial

Smithsonian TMON
The Smithsonian's MarineGEO project shows you how to make the simple 'Squidpop' assay, as easy and accessible way to measure fish predation.

Carbon in our Seas: Measuring Ocean Acidification

Smithsonian TMON
MarineGEO scientists are using the latest technology to understand patterns of ocean acidification in our coastal waters and its effects on ecosystems. Music: "Se recourber" by Monplaisir, FreeMusicArchive, CC0 1.0 Universal License. "Adventure, Darling" by Gillicuddy, FreeMusicArchive, Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Germany License.

Measuring Fish with Sonar

Smithsonian TMON
MarineGEO scientists track the secret lives of hidden fish.

Wachapreague Bio Blitz 2018: Tell Me More

Smithsonian TMON
“We still depend on the ocean and need to understand how it works” – Emmett Duffy, Director of the Marine Global Earth Observatory The 2018 Bio Blitz in Wachapreague, VA, yielded over 380 unique species, some of which were completely new species discoveries. Take a look into the processing of a sample, from the water to the museum. Thank you to our summer intern, Carmen Camp for creating this video. Music: "New Rock (Extended Background Mix)" by Steve Combs https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

What is a Baryton and Who is Joseph Haydn?

Smithsonian Music
Kenneth Slowik, curator of the Musical Instrument Collection at the National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, tells us about the Baryton & Haydn.

Tell us about J Dilla's Instruments

Smithsonian Music
Timothy Anne Burnside, Museum Specialist at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, tells us about instruments used and owned by one of the most legendary producers of our time, the late J Dilla. Both the MPC and synthesizer are on display in the permanent music exhibition "Musical Crossroads" at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

What are Some Facts About the Stradivarius Violins?

Smithsonian Music
Kenneth Slowik, curator of Musical Instrument Collection at National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, tells us about the Stradivarius Violin.

Who Was Celia Cruz?

Smithsonian Music
Marvette Perez (1961-2013), Curator of Latino History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, discusses who Celia Cruz was and presents objects held in our collections.

Tell Us About the George Clinton's Mothership

Smithsonian Music
Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture tells us about one of the most iconic stage props ever, George Clinton's Mothership. It will be on display in the permanent music exhibition "Musical Crossroads" at the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture

Tell us about James Brown's Hammond B3 Organ

Smithsonian Music
Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, tells us about James Brown's Hammond B3 Organ that is on display in "Through the African-American Lens" exhibit at National Museum of American History.

Tell Us About Chuck Berry's Cadillac

Smithsonian Music
Museum historian Kevin Strait tells us about Chuck Berry's Cadillac, which he helped to collect along with Chuck Berry's guitar, "Maybellene." They can both be found in the "Musical Crossroads" exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

What are the Differences Between Poncho Sanchez and Mongo Santamaria's Congas?

Smithsonian Music
Marvett Perez (1961-2013), Curator of Latino History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, presents and discusses the difference between two types of congas. One owned by Poncho Sanchez and the other by Mongo Santamaria. Both congas are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collections.

How Do You Tune a Harpsichord?

Smithsonian Music
Kenneth Slowik, curator of Musical Instrument Collection at National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, tells us how to tune a harpsichord

Why Did Celia Cruz Say, "Azúcar"?

Smithsonian Music
Marvette Perez (1961-2013), Curator of Latino History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, discusses Celia Cruz.
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