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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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At a Glance

The Museum provides both field-trip-related and non-field-trip related lesson plans, web-based activities for students, and other resources that can help you teach a range of science and natural history topics.

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Lesson Plans

Prepared lesson plans related to Museum exhibitions and science departments

 

Lesson plans to prepare students for field trips and follow-up after a field trip

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Web-based Student Activities

Information and activities to incorporate into your lesson plans

 

Interactive activities designed specifically for use on the web

 

Museum and other websites that provide searchable information about natural history and other science topics

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Resources for Teachers & Classrooms

Links to the Museum’s science department and scientist homepages

 

Link to the Museum’s searchable collections databases and images

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