Smithsonian Science How
Bring a Smithsonian Scientist into your classroom with Smithsonian Science How! Check out the Science How schedule to get started, or preview our formats by watching a program from our video webcast archives.
These free, interactive, live video webcasts take questions from your students while introducing them to science concepts and practices through the lens of Smithsonian research and experts. The shows air live twice each day, and provide opportunities for your students to interact via live polls and Q&A with the scientist.
- Grades 3-8; optimized for students in grades 3-5
- Developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s children’s theater, Discovery Theater
- Scientists take your questions
- Complementary teaching resources
- 30 minutes long
- Aligned with national science standards
We are planning new webcasts for the 2019-2020 school year. Sign up for NMNH e-newsletter updates at the bottom of this page to be sure you're notified when we publish our complete schedule.
Have a suggestion for a show's topic? E-mail us at ScienceHow@si.edu.
Topics and science experts are to be determined.
- October 2019 - Date TBD
- November 14, 2019
- December 12, 2019
- February 6, 2020
- March 12, 2020
- April 9, 2020
- May 14, 2020
We've produced 46 Smithsonian Science How webcasts over the last six years. They feature Smithsonian experts and cover specific topics in the disciplines of Earth Science, Life Science, Paleontology, and Social Studies.