Parents' Guide to

Smithsonian Education Students

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kid-friendly access to a wide range of museum resources.

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In addition to information about an incredibly diverse base of topics -- from African-American pioneering aviators to botany, Viking culture to mystery inventions -- this site also has sections for teachers and families. The images are bright, and activities can be engaging. Some of the vocabulary and ideas may be too advanced for younger school-age kids without the help of a parent or teacher, but older kids can definitely navigate this site on their own.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Math: algebra, arithmetic, geometry, Science: astronomy, biology, ecosystems and the environment, Social Studies: cultural understanding, exploration, history
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, applying information, investigation, Creativity: developing novel solutions, innovation
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: December 10, 2015

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