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All of the links in this section are open education resources that SNN has visited and reviewed. Most of the links are from federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations that manage libraries, museums, and galleries throughout the country. There are also international organizations included in the database, a database that will continue to expand as SNN reviews additional educational resources.

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Safety Council
National Safety Council with the sole mission of promoting safety; based in Itasca, Illinois

San Andreas fault - USGS
San Andreas fault explained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

Santa Ana winds
explanation of Santa Ana winds by UCLA

Save the Redwoods League
Save the Redwoods League, an organization that has been preserving redwood forests since 1918

Schulz Museum - Peanuts cartoon
Museum devoted to Charles Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang

Science Center of Iowa
Science Center of Iowa - Des Moines

Science Friday
Science Friday by the Science Friday Initiative; radio program aired by many NPR stations

Scottish Science Hall of Fame
Scottish Science Hall of Fame - biographies of 10 famous scientists

Scripps National Spelling Bee
Scripps National Spelling Bee

Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute in California

Seacoast Science Center
Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire - celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017

Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT)
SARSAT, a search and rescue initiative operated by NOAA

Seasons of the year explained (NASA)
Seasons of the year explained by NASA

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, Washington

Secret Service
United States Secret Service

Shackleton Centenary
Shackleton Centenary - descendants of Ernest Shackleton retrace his 1908-1909 expedition to Antarctica

Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium - Chicago

Sherman Antitrust Act (primary source doc)
Sherman Antitrust Act, enacted in 1890 to end monopolies;

Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library in Greenville, South Carolina is devoted to telling the story of Joe Jackson, one of the greatest baseball players ever to play the game

Shotts Pipe (bagpipes) Band
Shotts Pipe Band - over 100-year old world champion bagpipe band based in Scotland

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children

Silk Road
The Silk Road, a trade route dating back to ancient Asia and the Roman Empire; information from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization)

Silos and Smokestacks
National Heritage Area - Iowa

Simon Wiesenthal
biography of Simon Wiesenthal, Holocaust survivor who spent the rest of his life bringing Nazi war criminals to justice

Sioux City Art Center
Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza - President John F. Kennedy assassination

Sluth Carolina
official website of the state of South Carolina; Columbia (capital)

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Latino Center
Smithsonian Latino Center

Smithsonian Learning Lab
Smithsonian Learning Lab, an online digital resource with more than one million artifacts from their vast collections

Smithsonian National Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoo

Snow Crystals
website by Kenneth Libbrecht, professor of Physics at Caltech

Snowfall forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS)
The National Weather Service has three experimental forecasts on snowfall from 65 forecast offices throughout the United States

Solar Decathlon
Solar Decathlon - college competition sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy

South Dakota
official website of the state of South Dakota; Pierre (capital)

Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Southeastern Conference - 9 member schools

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Southwest Research Institute Planetary Sciences Directorate in Boulder, Colorado

Space Needle
Seattle's Space Needle, built for the 1962 World's Fair

Space Science Institute
Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado

Space Weather Prediction Center
Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA) located in Boulder, Colorado

SpaceX, a private contractor to NASA to advance America's goals for space exploration

Spirit of '45
Spirit of '45 - keeping the history of World War II alive

Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit the Earth; developed and launched by the Soviet Union in 1957

Spy Museum
International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.

Stanford University
Stanford University - California

State Historical Society of Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa: museum in Des Moines

State of Iowa
State of Iowa

State of Washington history
history of the state of Washington

State Parks
Click "Find A Park" on the home page for a list and link to all state parks in your state

Statue of Liberty National Monument
Statue of Liberty National Monument (National Park Service)

Steam Railroading Institute
Steam Railroading Institute of Michigan, owner of No. 1225 steam locomotive that still operates

Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist who was international known for his work studying the cosmos

Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology (New Jersey)

Storm Prediction Center - National Weather Service (NWS)
Storm Prediction Center (National Weather Service)

Strataca - Underground Salt Mine Museum
Strataca - Underground Salt Mine Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas

Student News Net Career Profile Videos
Career profiles based on Student News Net current event coverage.

Sullivan Brothers Iowa and Veterans Museum
Sullivan Brothers Iowa and Veterans Museum: Five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, were killed when their ship was struck by a torpedo during World War II.

Sun and Solar System
The solar system and sun explained by NASA

Sun by NASA
excellent illustration and explannation of the sun's layers by NASA

Super Bowl 50 - NFL
Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10

Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court - Judicial Branch of the federal government

Swedish History Museum
Swedish History Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

Swimming - Team USA
USA Swimming

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  • Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history
    Dec. 12, 2019 - Nestled in front of a warm, cozy fire is not the be-all and end-all for millions of birders. Birders relish being out in the cold. They like to watch - and count - their fine-feathered friends. The National Audubon Society is hosting its annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). It's now in its 120th year. Counting begins Saturday!
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  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers
    Dec. 9, 2019 - Imagine operating a ship on the Great Lakes in 1898. August and Herman Schuenemann, brothers, annually made the treacherous trek on icy waters to sell and give away Christmas trees at Chicago's waterfront.
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  • Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history
    Dec. 12, 2019 - Birders are people who like to watch birds. They watch birds on purpose. They even like to be outside when it's cold. Birders like their fine-feathered friends (birds). For 120 years, birders have been counting birds on Christmas. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) begins Saturday.
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  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers
    Dec. 9, 2019 - Each November in Chicago, a ship pulls into a dock. It has hundreds of Christmas trees. The trees traveled on the Great Lakes to reach Chicago. The trip is a tribute to August and Herman Schuenemann who were brothers.
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