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April 6, 2017: Biologist Tim will give us the scoop on butterflies living in the Academy rainforest. Grades K-3.
"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!
Thinking of arranging a field trip, or already have one booked? Head here to plan out the day for your class.
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!
Apr 21 & 27, 2017: Design solutions to benefit Earth's ecosystems in this special Earth Day program! Grades 3-12
illustrated by Laura Regan
April 25, 2017: Celebrate World Penguin Day! Read along with an Academy Educator about Pierre. Grades K-2.
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May 2, 2017: Learn what it takes to take care of the two Macaws living at the Academy. Grades K-3.
This interactive lesson will demonstrate the difference between "rotation" and "orbit."
Use "windowpanes" to take stock of materials at the beginning of an investigative unit.
© Yun Huan Yong
Learn about what macroinvertebrates live in your school yard!
Videos of the Month
Humans depend on water, and our need for this precious resource is growing alongside our population.
On April 18, 1906, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake along the San Andreas Fault would reshape the entire city.
Why are the oceans becoming more acidic and how does that threaten biodiversity?
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.
Browse a selection of online courses, interactives, and toolkits to help you bring science to life in the classroom. Whether you're looking for lesson plans, science videos, or distance learning programs, the Academy has teaching resources galore.
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.
News & Special Offers
Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers in California are eligible for special memberships to the Academy!
SFUSD schools can engage in "green" activities, earn points, and compete with other schools for prizes.
This spring, venture to the Academy’s rainforest dome to explore the season in bloom!