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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 9: Ocean Currents- Creating a "Cheat Sheet"

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.

Ada Asks: Zoo Game Introduction

Smithsonian Science Education Center
How Can I Send a Message Using Sound? is part of a new curriculum series being developed by the SSEC. It is aligned to a subset of 1st grade NGSS performance expectations, with a focus on engineering design. In this module, students collect evidence to build a claim that sound is caused by something vibrating. They use their understanding of sound to make a simple musical instrument that can send a message a short distance.

Experimenting with Mixtures, Compounds, and Elements– Drying Chromatography Paper

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.

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

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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.

Carbon Sinks in the Ocean

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Carbon released into the atmosphere by human activities will have important consequences for our ocean and our world. Understanding where and how carbon cycles through the environment will help people make decisions about management and conservation of our marine resources. To answer the "where" and "how" of coastal carbon cycling, MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellow Lisa Schile is employing the most unlikely of tools -- teabags.

Carbon in our Seas: Measuring Ocean Acidification

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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.

Marine Urbanization

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MarineGEO scientists recognize human-made habitats as rich sources of biodiversity as well as hotspots for invasive species. Marine habitats made by humans like docks and pilings are one of the most common habitats in the nearshore ocean, but they often have been overlooked in ecological studies. Using publicly available video technology, MarineGEO takes inventory and monitors these ubiquitous habitats to answer questions about the movement and resilience of marine species.

The Sounds of Biodiversity

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Biodiversity, the living organisms all around us, can be a tricky quantity to measure. How can we count all the species on a busy reef with limited time and resources? The answer may be by listening to them. MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellow Erica Staaterman is using cutting-edge technology to record and analyze the noises marine organisms make to tell us who they are and what they are doing.

Wachapreague Bio Blitz 2018: Tell Me More

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“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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Frances Densmore and Mountain Chief

Smithsonian Music
Richard Kurin, Acting Provost and Under Secretary for Museums and Research at the Smithsonian Institution, discusses a photograph of Frances Densmore and Mountain Chief sitting in front of the Smithsonian Castle.

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.

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.

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.

Keyboard owned by Ray Charles

Smithsonian Music
John Hasse, PhD, Curator of American Music at the National Museum of American History, presents a Yamaha KX88 keyboard used by Ray Charles and discusses Ray's comments on playing the piano.

Tell Us About the Zande Harp

Smithsonian Music
Collections Curator Bryna Freyer tells us the history of the Zande Harp in the African Art Museum Collections.
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