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Inquiry (grades preK - 2)

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July 18 at 9:00 am

July 18 - 20: Engage as a learner in your own inquiry and explore strategies for inquiry at the preK -2 level

School Field Trips

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Field trips are available year-round for formal California school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12.

Featured Resources

Bugs for Breakfast

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Could eating insects be better for the environment than eating other sources of protein, like beef?

Notice and Wonder

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How can you turn a snail, worm, or roly-poly into an object of inquiry for a young learner? Ask a few questions!

Videos of the Month

Why Protect Pollinators?

Flowering plants depend on pollinators

Pollinators contribute to the biodiversity and resilience of ecosystems and benefit people. Let's protect them!

Popular Hubs

Professional Development

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Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works.

Science Video Vault

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Browse our collection of educational videos to help your students visualize data and understand scientific and environmental concepts.

News & Special Offers

Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop

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Team of Informal Educators

"I was able to acheive a greater understanding of what is possible and to design activities to truly make an impact!"

Learn to facilitate a professional learning program for your informal educators! Aug. 14-16 or Oct. 17-19, 2017.

Teacher Membership

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California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center

Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers in California are eligible for special memberships to the Academy!

Pterosaurs Music Video

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You thought pterodactyls were dinosaurs, didn't you? In this science parody, the TASC Force will school you.

Fancy Fish

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