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Inquiry (grades preK - 2)


(c) Tim Dutton

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

Classrooms everywhere are invited to join these FREE webchats!

Science Storytime: Pierre the Penguin

Pierre the Penguin book cover

illustrated by Laura Regan

April 25, 2017: We celebrated World Penguin Day by reading about Pierre with an Academy Educator. Grades K-2.

Featured Resources

Kit Inventory

Kit inventory

Use "windowpanes" to take stock of materials at the beginning of an investigative unit.

Macroinvertebrate Manor


© Yun Huan Yong

Learn about what macroinvertebrates live in your school yard!

Videos of the Month

Dung Beetles


How do dung beetles find their way? They do a little dance.

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Professional Development

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Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works. If you can't attend a workshop at the Academy, take advantage of our free online courses and teaching strategies for the science classroom.

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

Teacher Membership

California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center

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

Earth Month Competition

Earth Month Competition

SFUSD schools can engage in "green" activities, earn points, and compete with other schools for prizes.

April 29: UCSC Campus Bioblitz

Banana slug

Photo: Jim Whitehead

Explore and help document the incredible biodiversity on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Fancy Fish

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