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
Gems and minerals aren’t just beautiful— they’re inside your cell phone and critical to your plasma TV!
Witness the influence of the sun on the seasonal abundance of plant matter produced on land and in our oceans.
Much of what we know about Earth's interior comes from seismic waves generated by earthquakes.
Summer 2017 Professional Development @ the Academy
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Crosscutting Concept #1: Patterns. Image (c) Nigel Howe
June 20 - 22: Explore the Crosscutting Concepts in this intermediate level NGSS workshop.
Distance Learning Programs for Your Class
These free, interactive, webcasts are open to classrooms nationwide. Sign up to book your spot!
As astronomers, students will use hands-on models to explore asteroids and comets in this online program!
Go on a virtual expedition to the Philippines and learn to inquire about the secret lives of sharks and rays.
Environmental Units from Flipside Science
In this unit, we’ll explore how people are coming up with innovative energy alternatives for a brighter future.
To feed our growing world, we need innovative solutions by the youth of today.
Humans depend on water, and our need for this precious resource is growing alongside our population.
Selected Science Lesson Plans
The Earth's tilt is the reason for the season!
By building your own seismograph to document shaking, you'll learn how scientists measure earthquake intensity.
© Jiuguang Wang
Which type of ice causes a rise in sea level when it melts: glaciers, icebergs, or both?
© Patty Kickham
Practice ratios and create scale models to compare sizes between the largest animals.
©NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Can we use a model to predict the impacts of nutrient pollutants on an aquatic ecosystem?
Look through the collection of Academy-designed science lesson plans for 6th-8th grades.
Classroom Kits for Bay Area Teachers
What’s that red dot in the night sky? Discover Mars with our Astronomy kit. Updated curriculum supports NGSS.
Explore the tropical rainforests of Borneo, Madagascar, Costa Rica, and the Amazon!
Explore the hidden processes of our planet with hands-on, minds-on activities.
Professional Learning for You
Explore this section to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.
Need help with planning professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards? Look no further.
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
See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.
This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.
Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet.
Online Games and Interactives
In this game, students level up the farm with green technology to meet the space and water needs of their crops.
Watch humanity's 200,000-year migration using this interactive map of archeological, genetic, and climate data.
Find tools and structured opportunities to integrate citizen science into your classroom.
This toolkit provide ideas, strategies, and resources for incorporating infographics into science curricula.
© daily genius
Videos are one of the many tools in your teaching toolbox for creating engaging science experiences.
Youth Programs and Academy Field Trips
The TASC Force combines performance, public speaking, and science content to create innovative public programs.
Science Action Club (SAC) engages youth in authentic, hands-on science through local afterschool providers.
© Mario Sánchez Prada
Field trips are available year-round for formal California school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12.
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