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CATEGORY: A Biodiverse Planet

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Arctic Wildlife Portfolio Arctic Wildlife Portfolio

Learn about the animals of the Arctic on this kid friendly website!

Artificial Anatomy Game Artificial Anatomy Game

Play an anatomy matching game.

BugInfo Science Fair Projects

Suggestions for science fair projects.

Coral Reef Interactive Coral Reef Interactive

Have fun exploring a fictional island and coral reef, while exploring impacts on this ecosystem.

Digging for Answers Digging for Answers

Are you a brainiac on the subject of the human brain? An authority on American authors? An ace on astronomy? A whiz on The Wizard of Oz? If not, don’t worry. The game Digging for Answers tests your research skills as well as your expertise.

Giant Panda Quiz and Crossword Giant Panda Quiz and Crossword

Test your knowledge about Giant Pandas!

Just for Kids Just for Kids

Solve jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles, take a virtual world tour, send an e-card, learn about animals and their names—National Zoo website.

Leafsnap Mobile Application Leafsnap Mobile Application

This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

Make a Light bulb Make a Light bulb

Build your own light bulb.

MEanderthal MEanderthal

Do you look like your relatives? Your prehistoric relatives? Try  morphing yourself backward in time with MEanderthal. You might be  surprised when you see your face transformed into the face of an early  human with the Smithsonian Institution's first-ever mobile app.

Migratory Bird Center Games and Activities Migratory Bird Center Games and Activities

Migration Game - Learn about bird migration while playing a game.
Name that Nest - See if you can identify a variety of bird nests.
Online Coloring Book - Color birds online and learn about feathered travelers.

Panda Mask Panda Mask

Download a cutout mask. In glorious black and white!

Polar Pairs Polar Pairs

Gather facts about polar animals in a matching game.

Prehistoric Climate Change Prehistoric Climate Change

Use fossils as a thermometer to read temperatures 55 million years ago. You can also watch a video of a fossil digger at work. 

Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp

Designed for the home and classroom by the Smithsonian Science Education Center and Filament Games, this iPhone/iPad game teaches students how to describe movement and motion while visiting rare animals at the National Zoo.

Sizing Up a Squid Activity Sheet Sizing Up a Squid Activity Sheet

Learn all about the giant squid, a real-life sea monster. You can figure out the size of the creature by drawing yourself swimming next to one.

Smithsonian Channel App Smithsonian Channel App

Stay connected with Smithsonian Channel’s original series, documentaries and fun facts — on the go, anytime, anywhere with the Smithsonian Channel app for iPhone and iPod Touch. View full episodes and hundreds of video clips of your favorite Smithsonian Channel programs. Check the schedule for what’s on tonight, tomorrow or next week.

Smithsonian Kids Smithsonian Kids

Find lots of fast, fun, cool, scary, patriotic, and beautiful things from the Smithsonian and send free E-cards to your friends!
 

Stories of World Heritage Stories of World Heritage

Discover ten stories from UNESCO’s World Heritage List: The list of the most outstanding natural and cultural sites in the world. Add your voice to the conversation! In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and to further its objectives, the Smithsonian and UNESCO have partnered to produce the Stories of World Heritage app and website.

Fact Sheet

Bat Facts Bat Facts

Answers to some of the questions most often asked of the National Museum of Natural History  about the biology and natural history of these shy, nocturnal creatures.


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