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

Science Notebook Corner

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Check out strategies and lesson plans, all featuring science notebooks as tools for meaning-making.

Flipside Science


This youth-powered series tackles complex environmental topics and empowers viewers to make a difference.

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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!

Upcoming Professional Development

Inquiry (grades preK - 2)


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June 21 at 9:30 am

June 21 - 23: Engage as a learner in your own inquiry and explore strategies for inquiry at the preK -2 level

Exploring Astronomy (grades 4 - 8)

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July 12 at 9:30 am

July 12 - 14: Explore the solar system using both kinesthetic and digital activities for grades 4 - 8.

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NGSS Demystified

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Need help with planning professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards? Look no further.

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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California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center

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

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