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Introduction to the NGSS

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Start your very first training by addressing some of the more straightforward questions about the NGSS.

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.

About Cornucopia

Darah Playing Cornucopia

In this free browser-based game, you'll plant crops and earn technology updates to make your farm successful!

Newest Training Videos

Anatomy of the DCIs

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The Disciplinary Core Ideas prioritize moving away from the “mile wide, inch deep” model of science learning.

Popular Resource Collections

Life Science Activities

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life science activities for K-12 students

Adaptations, food webs, structure and function, genetics, ecosystem dynamics...so much to learn!

Astronomy Activities

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space science, astronomy activities for K-12 students

You'd be surprised by the astronomy you can learn with a light source, some painter's tape, and play doh.

Earth Science Activities

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earth science activities for K-12 students

Earthquakes, the carbon cycle, natural resources, human impacts on the planet, and more!

Featured Resources

Citizen Science Toolkit

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Find tools and structured opportunities to integrate citizen science into your classroom.

Teacher Guide: Earthquakes

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See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.

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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!

Pioneers in NGSS Training

Teachers earning certificates

Since 2013, we've been recognized for professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards.

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