Science Learning Center for Students and Classrooms

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  • How Things Fly

    How Things Fly

    Do you know what makes an airplane fly or a spacecraft stay in orbit? Discover what makes things fly in this interactive feature from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.



    Take Flight »

  • Bao Bao Birthday

    Happy Birthday Bao Bao!

    Bao Bao, the baby panda at Smithsonian's National Zoo is turning one! Celebrate her big day with this video looking back at her first year.



    Watch Video »

  • Nat Geo Photo Contest

    International Photo Contest

    Our friends at National Geographic Kids are holding a photography contest and you could win! Share your best photos from one of four categories and you could be chosen as a winner.



    Learn More »

Hot Weather

Hot Weather

How hot does it have to be to fry an egg on the road? Find out about this experiment.

Citizen Science Program

Citizen Science Program

Read the blogs from high school students as they explore the Anacostia Watershed.