Smithsonian Science How
Bring a Smithsonian Scientist into your classroom with Smithsonian Science How! 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 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
- 45 minutes long
- Aligned with national science standards
We will release a schedule for Fall 2020 soon. Want to suggest a topic for a future show? E-mail us at ScienceHow@si.edu.
We've produced 52 Smithsonian Science How webcasts over the last six years. They feature Smithsonian experts, are aligned with standards, and cover specific topics in the disciplines of Earth Science, Life Science, Paleontology, and Social Studies. Since March 2020, we have also produced many Smithsonian Science How video webinars; these recordings are also linked from the Video Archives page.
Browse the video archives.
Ask Science How
Teachers and students: Do you have a question for our science experts? Send us your questions, either before or after a webcast. We'll send you the answer. Ask Science How
Digital School Programs
This fall the museum is offering live, online video Digital School Programs aligned with standards for Grades K-12. The programs are free and registration is now open for Fall 2020.