Smithsonian Web Site Brings Educational Resources to Classrooms, Homes

Smithsonian Web Site Brings Educational Resources to Classrooms, Homes
By Ronald Roach

WASHINGTON

The Smithsonian Institution has announced the launch of SmithsonianEducation.org, a new Web site for educators, families and students. Featuring content from 16 Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo and the Smithsonian’s world-class research centers, SmithsonianEducation.org brings the Smithsonian’s vast educational resources to millions of classrooms and homes across the nation.

Site features include: separate areas designed for educators, families and students; nearly 1,000 educational resources, searchable by grade, subject and museum; interactive activities that engage students through rich graphics and animation; and lessons, activities and teaching tools aligned with national education standards.

“The Smithsonian has always been one of our nation’s greatest educational and cultural destinations. Now, with the creation of SmithsonianEducation.org, we are bringing the Smithsonian’s resources into classrooms and homes around the country. We created the new site to be authoritative, inspiring and relevant,” says Stephanie Norby, director of Smithsonian Education.



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