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Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop

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!"

On April 17-19, 2017, come learn to facilitate a professional learning program for your informal educators!

Plan a Field Trip

Field trip students

Thinking of arranging a field trip, or already have one booked? Head here to plan out the day for your class.

How I Use My Science Notebook


Compare the science notebooks of elementary school students and scientists. What do they have in common?

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: Celebrate World Penguin Day! Read along with an Academy Educator about Pierre. 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!

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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. These materials will support your teaching of the new Next Generation Science Standards.

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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.


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