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Subject: Science,Social Studies
Title: History Explorer Podcast: Fifty Years of Lasers     
Description: In this episode of the History Explorer podcast, curator Hal Wallace talks about the development of the laser, an invention that has as many practical uses as portrayals in science fiction and fantasy. In addition to audio, this resource includes related images and a teachers guide.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: First Person Account: Fred Castleberry     
Description: Fred Castleberry, an US infantryman in Vietnam, tells how a Huey saved his life after he was wounded in battle.This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the The Soldiers Experience lesson plan. It was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War .
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: First Person Account: Hal Moore     
Description: Hal Moore, the commander of a cavalry regiment, summarizes the role of the Huey in Vietnam.This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the The Soldiers Experience lesson plan. It was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War , by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Podcast: Ashok Gadgil's thirst to save lives (Part 1)     
Description: In this podcast from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, students learn how Ashok Gadgil's invention can save thousands of lives by purifying water quickly and cheaply.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Podcast: Tom Newby makes the Muppets move     
Description: In this podcast from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Tom Newby explains how he brought Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and countless other Muppets to life with his innovations in animatronics.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Podcast: Nate Ball, inventors and co-host of "Design Squad''      
Description: In this podcast activity from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian s National Museum of American History, Nate Ball, winner of the 2007 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for invention and co-host of PBS s "Design Squad,'' talks about inspiring inventive creativity in young people.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Podcast: Stan Winston makes robots smart (Part 1)     
Description: In this podcast from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Stan Winston, a groundbreaking special effects artists, talks about his work on some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Podcast: James McLurkin explores robot communities     
Description: In this podcast from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, a young MIT researcher, James McLurkin, explains how his robots work like a group of ants.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Podcast: The killer app that killed the typewriter     
Description: In this podcast from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, we reminisce about 1980s computer technology and how the innovation of word processing tipped PCs to the mainstream.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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