We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.

Distance Learning Programs for Your Class

Special Live Events

Special Live Events

These free, interactive, webcasts are open to classrooms nationwide. Sign up to book your spot!

Start Science Notebooking!

Strategies for Reflection


Setting aside time for reflection allows your students to recognize their own learning.

Selected Science Lesson Plans

Sensational Seaweed

giant kelp

© Clinton Bauder

Explore seaweed and learn about this important producer in this hands-on, culinary activity!

Rock Cycle Roundabout


© U.S. Geological Survey

Want to play a board game to learn about rock formation? Explore geologic processes, fast and slow.

Featured Videos from the Science Video Vault

Programs for Your Field Trip to the Academy

A Tour of Our Solar System


© Kabsik Park

This show is offered most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30am through May 2017.

School Field Trips

SchoolBus_MarioSánchezPrada school field trip ideas

© Mario Sánchez Prada

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

Rock Fund Program


This program provides San Francisco 4th & 5th grade students, teachers, and families with science opportunities.

Classroom Kits for Bay Area Teachers

Geology (Grade 2 - 5)

California Geology Kit

Examine rocks and minerals, explore the rock cycle, and trace the mineral resources used in everyday life.

Professional Learning for You

NGSS Demystified

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

How Science Works

How science works logo UCMP California Academy of Sciences

This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.


Sea wolves

bioGraphic is a new online science magazine about all things that awe in nature and human ingenuity.

Teacher Workshop Catalog

Skulls workshop

Check out the range of workshops we have offered recently. Contact us to provide PD for your school team!

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