Smithsonian serves 180,450 registered teachers and 1,778,162 students

More students are taking the walking “bus”

slider image
US, Canada women's bobsled stars eager to race men
slider image
How can a piece of glass be a piece of art?
slider image
Officials catch cougar roaming Utah neighborhoods
slider image
Pots, pans, dolls, games up for toy hall of fame
slider image
Burger King Japan's latest meal is the new black
slider image
Bennett, Gaga: Kids should know more about jazz
slider image
Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk
slider image
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job
slider image
Tour a big city – one pizza at a time!
slider image
Colossal squid is as long as a minibus!
Robocop throws first pitch
Before many baseball games begin, a special first pitch occurs. This is when someone is asked to toss a ball to a catcher. After that, the real game begins. At a Detroit Tigers game this ...
Before many baseball games begin, a special first pitch occurs. This is when someone is asked to toss a ball to a catcher. After that, the real game begins. At a Detroit Tigers game this ...
Before many baseball games begin, a special first pitch occurs. This is when someone is asked to toss a ball to a ca...
- Posted on June 4, 2014
They’re sisters, top of their class and twins
These twin sisters do nearly everything together. Now they arethe top students at their high school. Being the best student comes with a title: valedictorian. Gabby and Maria Munoz-...
These twin sisters do nearly everything together. Now they arethe top students at their high school. Being the best student comes with a title: valedictorian. Gabby and Maria Munoz-...
These twin sisters do nearly everything together. Now they arethe top students at their high school. Being the...
- Posted on June 4, 2014
If you found $125,000, would you give it back?
A Salvation Army worker is being rewarded. He returned a bag containing $125,000. It had fallen from an armored truck. Joe Cornell found the cash last week. A Brinks truck pulled away from a...
A Salvation Army worker is being rewarded. He returned a bag containing $125,000. It had fallen from an armored truck. Joe Cornell found the cash last week. A Brinks truck pulled away from a...
A Salvation Army worker is being rewarded. He returned a bag containing $125,000. It had fallen from an armored truck...
- Posted on June 3, 2014
Why are lakes freshwater and oceans saltwater?
Rain falls as fresh water. As this water flows downward, it ever so slightly erodes the rocks and soil. This causes a very slight amount of salt and minerals to dissolve in the water. Then they con...
Rain falls as fresh water. As this water flows downward, it ever so slightly erodes the rocks and soil. This causes a very slight amount of salt and minerals to dissolve in the water. Then they con...
Rain falls as fresh water. As this water flows downward, it ever so slightly erodes the rocks and soil. This causes a...
- Posted on June 3, 2014
Hedgehogs as housepets?
They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared. But are they an ideal pet? Some say yes. Hedgehogs give off littl...
They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared. But are they an ideal pet? Some say yes. Hedgehogs give off littl...
They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared....
- Posted on June 3, 2014
National Spelling Bee ends in a tie
Two spellers are co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was the first tie in 52 years. Indian-Americans Sriram Hathwar of New York and Ansun Sujoe of Texas shared the title. A...
Two spellers are co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was the first tie in 52 years. Indian-Americans Sriram Hathwar of New York and Ansun Sujoe of Texas shared the title. A...
Two spellers are co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was the first tie in 52 years. Indian-A...
- Posted on May 30, 2014
Would you pay for poo from a zoo?
It's called "Zoo Doo." And a zoo in Michigan is selling the stuff. Zoo Doo is a compost from manure. It's used as a fertilizer to make things grow better. Binder Park Zoo in Battle C...
It's called "Zoo Doo." And a zoo in Michigan is selling the stuff. Zoo Doo is a compost from manure. It's used as a fertilizer to make things grow better. Binder Park Zoo in Battle C...
It's called "Zoo Doo." And a zoo in Michigan is selling the stuff. Zoo Doo is a compost from manure. It's use...
- Posted on May 29, 2014
New car has no steering wheel, brake or gas pedals
Google will build a car with no steering wheel. It drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly. Google hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on the roads. The ...
Google will build a car with no steering wheel. It drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly. Google hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on the roads. The ...
Google will build a car with no steering wheel. It drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly...
- Posted on May 28, 2014
Fishermen catch 500-pound sawfish
You may never have seen a fish like this. It's called a sawfish. It's pretty easy to know why. One was caught off Boynton Beach, Florida last weekend. A TV station, WSVN, and AOL.com repor...
You may never have seen a fish like this. It's called a sawfish. It's pretty easy to know why. One was caught off Boynton Beach, Florida last weekend. A TV station, WSVN, and AOL.com repor...
You may never have seen a fish like this. It's called a sawfish. It's pretty easy to know why. One was caugh...
- Posted on May 28, 2014
More students are taking the walking “bus”
So-called "walking" school buses are becoming more popular. A growing number of children are walking with their classmates and an adult volunteer to and from school. Walking school buses are...
So-called "walking" school buses are becoming more popular. A growing number of children are walking with their classmates and an adult volunteer to and from school. Walking school buses are...
So-called "walking" school buses are becoming more popular. A growing number of children are walking with thei...
- Posted on May 28, 2014