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Mr. President Mr. President

Learn the facts about each of our nation’s presidents. It’s a great place for browsing, research, or homework help.

Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together! Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together!

OurStory is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through children’s literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.

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.

Postal Quizzes Postal Quizzes

How much do you know about stamps and history? Test yourself!

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. 

Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes

Create your own collage art based on the incredible works of American artist Romare Bearden (1911–1988). With this lively, colorful, and highly engaging app, you can remix works from Bearden's original series to create your own unique works of art, and express your personal journey.

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.

Sizing Up the Universe Sizing Up the Universe

Choose objects, like a basketball, to represent objects in the universe and use these to explore relative sizes in outer space.

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!
 

Solar Shingles Solar Shingles

Build your own solar shingle powered invention.

The Family of the Sun - Song for Children The Family of the Sun - Song for Children
The Great History Mystery The Great History Mystery

Follow the clues and see if you can identify famous Americans!

U. S. Rationing During World War II U. S. Rationing During World War II

Introduction to primary sources as well as an introduction to life on the home front. You can examine a ration book, morale posters, and an Office of War Information film to learn how Americans lived in a time of sacrifice.
 

Walking on the Moon Walking on the Moon

Journey back in time to experience the incredible Apollo 11 mission!

Fact Sheet

American History Timeline
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.

BugInfo BugInfo

Frequently requested Information on insects from butterflies to wasps.

Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children

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