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CATEGORY: A Biodiverse Planet

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Arctic Wildlife Portfolio

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

Artificial Anatomy Game

Play an anatomy matching game.

Bumper Ducks

These ducks need your help! Help them reach tasty treats across the pond, but watch out for obstacles!

Coral Reef Interactive

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

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.

Expedition: Insects

Learn about giant deadly hornets, gorgeous fluttering butterflies, and stealthy crawling stink bugs in this interactive e-book.

Giant Panda Quiz and Crossword

Test your knowledge about Giant Pandas!

Habitats Game

Do you know where the red-eyed tree frog calls home? Play this game based on animal habitats to learn! Explore the desert, coral reef, jungle, and marsh to discover where many animals live by matching each animal to their correct habitat!

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

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

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.

Morphy!

Morphy and his fellow alien crew have crash-landed on a foreign planet! Help Morphy locate missing crewmembers so that they can repair their spaceship.

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. 

Showbiz Safari

Lights! Camera! Action! Our movie director needs your help! Help Walrus pick actors based on the traits that best fit the movie role.

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.

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

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

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 website.

Weather Lab

What happens when ocean currents and air masses interact? Find out in Weather Lab!

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Digging the Fossil Record: Paleobiology at the Smithsonian

Field reports, research news, fossil photos, archival images, and more!


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