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July 18 - 20: Engage as a learner in your own inquiry and explore strategies for inquiry at the preK -2 level
June 6: Demystify the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in this beginner's-level workshop.
June 8: Explore how notebooks can help students think and act like scientists in this hands-on workshop.
Plan a field trip to take advantage of this visiting exhibition. Who doesn't love ancient flying creatures?
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.
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Learn about what macroinvertebrates live in your school yard!
Videos of the Month
Around the world, many coral reefs are in hot water. How can we preserve these important and diverse ecosystems?
Witness the influence of the sun on the seasonal abundance of plant matter produced on land and in our oceans.
How do dung beetles find their way? They do a little dance.
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.
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Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers in California are eligible for special memberships to the Academy!
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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.
Jul 24 - Aug 4: Become a lifelong science learner and ignite in your students a passion for the natural world.