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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Explore topic-driven guides that connect content from across the museum. These guides provide a single point for accessing resources related to a subject: online exhibits, science features, research departments, and upcoming events.

Kilauea, Hawaii; Photo by Dick FiskeThe Evolving Earth
A collection of resources that explore our dynamic planet Earth and its history and processes. Topics range from the origin and evolution of the Earth and solar system to the constant churning of plate tectonics.

Coral reefThe Diversity of Life
A collection of resources that explore the patterns and processes that created the diveristy of life on Earth. Topics range from the evolution of life in the sea through the rise and reign of reptiles to the modern age of mammals.

Maya jade maskThe Human Connection
A collection of resources that explore the interactive forces that shape, generate, constrain and sustain human cultures. Topics range from ancient to modern cultures from around the world.

A view of Earth from spaceOur Connected Planet
A collection of resources that explore the important relationships between the Earth, the living world, and humans.

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