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

Featured Videos from the Science Video Vault

Environmental Units from Flipside Science

Exploring Energy

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Exploring Energy

In this unit, we’ll explore how people are coming up with innovative energy alternatives for a brighter future.

Our Hungry Planet

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Our Hungry Planet

To feed our growing world, we need innovative solutions by the youth of today.

Fresh Solutions

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Fresh Solutions

Humans depend on water, and our need for this precious resource is growing alongside our population.

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!

Selected Science Lesson Plans

Measuring Earthquakes

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© Smartfat

By building your own seismograph to document shaking, you'll learn how scientists measure earthquake intensity.

How Big is Big?

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© Patty Kickham

Practice ratios and create scale models to compare sizes between the largest animals.

From Farms to Phytoplankton

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Mississippi River Morganza Spillway satellite image

©NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Can we use a model to predict the impacts of nutrient pollutants on an aquatic ecosystem?

Classroom Kits for Bay Area Teachers

Astronomy (Grades 5 - 8)

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Astronomy Kit

What’s that red dot in the night sky? Discover Mars with our Astronomy kit. Updated curriculum supports NGSS.

Geology (Grades 6 - 12)

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Geology Kit 6-12

Explore the hidden processes of our planet with hands-on, minds-on activities.

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.

Teacher Workshop Catalog

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Skulls workshop

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

Online Courses for Teachers and Students

Teacher Guide: Earthquakes

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See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.

How Science Works

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

Biodiversity Course

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Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet.

Online Games and Interactives

Cornucopia

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Cornucopia game

In this game, students level up the farm with green technology to meet the space and water needs of their crops.

Human Odyssey Map

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human odyssey map

Watch humanity's 200,000-year migration using this interactive map of archeological, genetic, and climate data.

Teaching Toolkits

Citizen Science Toolkit

Citizen ScienceToolkit

Find tools and structured opportunities to integrate citizen science into your classroom.

Youth Programs and Academy Field Trips

Science Action Club

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Science Action Club (SAC) engages youth in authentic, hands-on science through local afterschool providers.

School Field Trips

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© Mario Sánchez Prada

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

Science News

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Sea wolves

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

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