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Exploring Energy

Exploring Energy

In this unit, we’ll explore how people are coming up with innovative energy alternatives for a brighter future.

School Field Trips

SchoolBus_MarioSánchezPrada school field trip ideas

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

Teacher Workshop Catalog

Skulls workshop

Check out the range of workshops we have offered recently. Contact us to provide PD for your school team!

Popular Resource Collections

Life Science Activities

life science activities for K-12 students

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

Astronomy Activities

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

earth science activities for K-12 students

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

Featured Resources

"P" is for Penguins (Grades K - 1)


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Waddle with our colony of penguins and discover the unique features that help them in their ocean home.

Science Video Vault

Habitat Earth Flights

Our collection of educational videos will help your students visualize data and understand scientific concepts.

Upcoming Teacher Workshops

Plan NGSS Professional Learning for Your Peers

Anatomy of the DCIs


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

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!

Field Trip Grants from Target

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Applications for Field Trip Grants from Target will be accepted between August 1 and September 30, 2016.