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Inquiry (grades preK - 2)

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(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

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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

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Kit inventory

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

Macroinvertebrate Manor

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Earthworms

© Yun Huan Yong

Learn about what macroinvertebrates live in your school yard!

Videos of the Month

Dung Beetles

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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

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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!

Earth Month Competition

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Earth Month Competition

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

April 29: UCSC Campus Bioblitz

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Banana slug

Photo: Jim Whitehead

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

Fancy Fish

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