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Science Museum Learning Resources

Science museums are often a lot of fun for students, offering hands-on ways to explore and discover with experiments and technology. The websites below include general information about the museums, provide virtual tours, host online science games and interactives, offer lessons and activities, provide the latest research and information that scientists are currently pursuing, and let kids make their own observations through videos, pictures, and webcams. The sites are run by some of the best science museums in the world and help teachers bring these valuable experiences into their classrooms.

Science Activities and Multimedia

Lawrence Hall of Science: 24/7 Science Visit Website: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/
First-class site for science games and investigations
Grades K-5
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Discover Science Visit Website: http://www.calacademy.org/explore-science
Bring the California Academy of Sciences into your classroom
Grades K-10
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Exploratorium Visit Website: http://www.exploratorium.edu/
Science experiments and activities abound in this comprehensive resource
Grades 6-12
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Smithsonian Tools and Resources

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Visit Website: http://www.mnh.si.edu/
Virtual tour lets kids explore interactions of humans and our world
Grades K-12
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Smithsonian Education Students Visit Website: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students
Kid-friendly access to museum resources on wide range of topics
Grades 3-12
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Smithsonian Learning Lab Visit Website: https://learninglab.si.edu/
Discover, create, remix, and share Smithsonian resources
Grades 4-12
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Smithsonian X3D Visit Website: http://3d.si.edu/
Touch, explore, and interact with amazing 3D artifacts
Grades 8-12
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