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How Do You Support a 5-ton Elephant?

Meet Henry.  He’s a male African bush elephant who first graced the rotunda of the National Museum of Natural History in 1959.  Constructed of metal lathe, wood, plaster, and a lot of clay Henry weighs in at over 10,000 pounds. 223 more words

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Bore-Proof Ways to Spend the Day at the Museum

Having so many museums at our doorstep means many an impromptu visit. But there’s only so many times you can go before you’re like, “been there…done that.” If you’re itching for a fresh take on D.C.’s Smithsonian scene, check out these cool ways to explore exhibits and make memories. 490 more words

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Smithsonian Institute: National Museum of Natural History

In this installment of Sarah’s very own Battle of the Smithsonian, we’ll be talking about the National Museum of Natural History.  Spoiler alert, nothing came to life….not even the taxidermy elephants. 869 more words


Teacher Feature: Preschool Classroom Explores Architecture

It’s Teacher Feature Thursday!

This week we are featuring Jessie Miller. Her three year old classroom was learning about architecture and decided to spend a day creating models. 1,009 more words

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Trip to D.C.

Last month, we drove to Arlington with Daddy. He had to work, but Mommy and I had a lot of fun being tourists. We went back to the National Mall, but it was all torn up. 120 more words


The Smithsonian

It turns out the Smithsonian isn’t one museum but actually a series of museums each dedicated to a different aspect of scientific discovery. The museums run along the section of the grassy green National Mall that runs from the Capital Building to the Washington Monument. 346 more words


Teacher Feature: Two Year Old Classroom Explores Frozen

It’s Teacher Feature Thursday!

This week we are featuring Shawna Williams. Her two year old classroom was crazy for Frozen and Shawna and her co-teachers decided to embrace the film as a way to introduce many different sub-themes including an introduction to Norway. 507 more words

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