Leeches don’t get a lot of love. They’re slimy, wriggly, and, well, they suck—blood that is. But there’s a lot to learn about the lowly leech.
Watch a program from our video webcast archives or view our upcoming schedule. Bring a Smithsonian Scientist to your students with Smithsonian Science How!
Fast-paced webcast series engages middle school students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics in just 30 minutes.
Great for birds and for people, The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center developed the world’s first and only 100% organic and shade-grown coffee certification.
10,000 years of volcanic activity at your fingertips. Includes weekly updates on volcanic activity.
Chandra scientists have found the first possible planet candidate outside of our galaxy!
Students learn about the science behind vaccines; examine issues of equity, access, and misinformation; and more.
Perseverance is the latest rover to land on Mars. It will seek signs of ancient life and collect rock samples that may later be returned to Earth.
The Smithsonian's mineral and gem collection at the National Museum of Natural History is one of the largest of its kind in the world.