Science

  • Archeologists - Meet Joy Beasley and Kate Birmingham, Archeologists from the National Park Service. They talk about the tools the use and what they uncovered at the Best Farm.
  • Behind the Scenes with the National Zoo's Lion Cubs - Go behind the scenes with Great Cats Curator Craig Saffoe as he works with animal keepers and veterinarians to prepare the National Zoo's frisky lion cubs for their public debut.
  • Biologist and Chemist - We visit the Center for Veterinary Medicine, part of the Food and Drug Administration. Meet Lauren Curtis, Analytical Chemist and Elizabeth Tall, Biologist. They talk about what it's like to be scientists and how they protect human and animal health.
  • Bird Specialist - Ornithologist - Meet wildlife biologist Sarah Stock, who is an ornithologist (a person who studies birds) specializing in owls.
  • Brain Imaging - Meet Peter and Joelle, scientists at the National Institutes of Health. They talk about what brain imaging is and how an MRI scanner works.
  • Brain Scientist - Meet Doctor Dave, a scientist who studies the brain and how addiction affects the brain.
  • Can People Live On the Moon? - Find out from telecommunications engineer, Adan, if people can live on the moon and learn about the LRO Mission.
  • Communications Engineer - Meet Adan, an engineer from NASA. Learn about his job and the MMS mission. 
  • Conservation Connect - Video series highlighting the great outdoors, wildlife species, and conservation careers.
  • Earth Science Careers: Not Just Rocks - What can you do when you work for the USGS? This video is an overview of how U.S. Geological Survey scientists work in the science field.
  • Fire Archeologist - A fire archeologist provides information on vulnerable plant or animal species, or cultural resources--before, during and after wildland fire incidents and prescribed burns.
  • Forest Service Scientists Videos - Watch videos featuring the scientists as they describe their jobs and what they are researching in the environment.
  • Green Revolution - Video series of experts specializing in clean energy.
  • Hatching Chicks in the Classroom - Embryology - Watch as students hatch chicks in the classroom. These students take the responsibilities of caring for the fertilized eggs and then the chicks after they have hatched.
  • How to Do a Science Fair Project Videos - Videos that explain how to craft your very own idea for a great science fair project.
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells - Meet ">Dr. Karen Swider-Lyons. She works with fuel cells in engines and talks about what it's like to be a scientist.
  • Insect Zoo & Butterfly Pavilion - Discover different insects and butterflies at the Museum of Natural History. Learn about a bug that hisses, how butterflies eat and why some grasshoppers don't hop.
  • Lion Cams - National Zoo - The Zoo is home to two adult female lions, Shera and Nababiep, and one adult male lion, Luke. Watch this pride live.
  • Marine Biologist - Meet Chris Meyer, a scientist from the National Museum of Natural History. He talks about the ocean and his favorite animal the cowrie snail.
  • NASA Video Gallery - See the recent and most popular videos from NASA.
  • Ocean Explorer - The Ocean Explorer web site is entertaining and educational for you to learn about, discover, and virtually explore the ocean.
  • Ocean Explorer - YouTube Channel - Check out these amazing, under water videos.
  • Oceanographer - Meet Pablo. He is the chief scientist at the National Ice Center. Learn about satellite oceanography and tracking ice and snow cover.
  • Outdoor Careers - Conservation Connect - Video series that connects you with the great outdoors, wildlife species, and careers in protecting the environment.
  • Scientists and Engineers - Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them.
  • Scientists @ the Smithsonian - Watch and read about these scientists at the Smithsonian. What kind of scientist would you like to be?
  • Space Shuttle Discovery's Last Flight - Watch as the Discovery takes its final flight around the National Mall in Washington D.C.
  • Spaceship Design - Meet Acey, an aerospace engineer from NASA. Find out what he would design for Star Wars. 
  • Tonight's Sky - Watch this monthly episode that highlights constellations, sky objects, planets and more.
  • Volcano Monitoring Animation: Gas Monitoring - This animation shows how gases behave in magma and how an airplane-mounted UV spectrometer can measure gases in a volcanic plume.
  • Wildlife Biologist - Wildlife biologists study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their environment. Learn about what it takes to be a wildlife biologist and how to protect wildlife animals.
  • Working at the National Aquarium - Meet Jay and CJ from the National Aquarium in Washington DC. They talk about their jobs and Oleaner, an albino alligator.
  • Youth Engagement Through Science (YES) Program - Meet student interns from the YES Program, part of the Smithsonian Institution. Students get to work in museums and get hands-on experience, working with scientists, educators and researchers.
Page last updated: Apr 29th, 2016