This Learning Collection was developed to guide students in exploring the evolution of space suit design as a lead-in to NASA’s recent Space Suit Design challenge. This is also being used as an example to showcase some of the features Smithsonian has added to their Learning Lab to allow educators the tools necessary to use […]
A collection of videos and artifacts relating to the Red Planet. This collection was created to support the 2016 CCSSO Teachers of the Year Day at the Smithsonian.
In this activity, students explore the importance of charts to navigation on bodies of water. Using one worksheet, students learn to read the major map features found on a real nautical chart. Using another worksheet, students draw their own nautical chart using the symbols and identifying information learned.
Students study an object from antiquity that was found in the sea off the coast of Italy in order to understand how conservators remove and prevent corrosion on bronze statues. They derive meaning from analyzing the pose of the statue. Based on what they observe in the sculpture and what they read about the statue, […]
Students create pinhole cameras to understand that light travels in a straight path. They describe the lines and shapes in a 19th-century photograph of a building and then use their pinhole cameras to trace the architecture of their school building.