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CATEGORY: Mysteries of the Universe

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Mineral Sciences Department of the Natural History Musem

Dedicated to the study of minerals, gems, rocks, volcanoes, and meteorites

Smithsonian Insitution Scholarly Press

Continuing the rich history of scholarly publishing by the Smithsonian, including digital publications from the Contributions Series.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Smithsonian Institution Libraries

The Smithsonian's 22 branch libraries contain more than 1.8 million volumes, including 40,000 rare books.

Smithsonian Institution Research Information System

Online database of Library, Archives, and Research Catalogs

Smithsonian Research Online

Smithsonian Research Online is a set of services to the research community both within and outside the Smithsonian Institution. Managed by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the program assists in capturing the research output of Smithsonian scholars and making it available to Institutional management as well as scientists and historians world-wide.

Taking to the Skies: The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation Taking to the Skies: The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation

Images and information on the Wright brothers: the first to make powered, controlled flights in an airplane.

The Smithsonian Institution Archive Collections

Search the Smithsonian Institution Archives’ collections, which contain the official records of the Smithsonian, as well as personal papers, special collections, records of professional societies, and oral/video histories relating to the history of the Smithsonian.

Volcanoes of the World Database

Includes data compiled by Smithsonian volcanologists over the past three decades and represents an updated electronic version of Volcanoes of the World (Simkin and Siebert, 1994).

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Air and Space Museum Education Resources

The National Air and Space Museum offers a variety of free educational programs for school groups and organized youth groups. Here you will find information on educational activities at the Museum as well as resources provided for classroom learning.

Smithsonian Education: Lesson Plans, Resources, Standards of Learning

The gateway to Smithsonian educational resources for educators, families, and students.

Smithsonian Science Education Center

Seeks to improve the teaching of science in the nation's schools .

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