We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.
Environmental Units from Flipside Science
In this unit, we’ll explore how people are coming up with innovative energy alternatives for a brighter future.
Humans depend on water, and our need for this precious resource is growing alongside our population.
To feed our growing world, we need innovative solutions by the youth of today.
Summer 2017 Professional Development @ the Academy
June 6: Demystify the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in this beginner's-level workshop.
June 13 - 15: Explore the Practices in this intermediate level NGSS workshop.
Crosscutting Concept #1: Patterns. Image (c) Nigel Howe
June 20 - 22: Explore the Crosscutting Concepts in this intermediate level NGSS workshop.
Science Films (Originally Planetarium Shows!)
Inspire your students with this stunning 25-minute film focusing on the vast networks of life.
Travel to the Moon, Mars, and even beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might support life!
In this free film, you'll follow the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth.
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.
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!
What would you see if you could shrink down to fit inside a plant cell?
Dive beneath the ocean waves and explore the unique and diverse relationships found on a coral reef.
Online Interactives and Games
Watch humanity's 200,000-year migration using this interactive map of archeological, genetic, and climate data.
In this game, students level up the farm with green technology to meet the space and water needs of their crops.
Magnify the surface of a leaf, feather, shell, and more, using our high-resolution imagery.
Selected Science Lesson Plans
© Jim Moulton
These mockingbirds have an interesting history: can you construct their evolutionary relationship using logic?
©NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team
Observations inspire scientific questions and drive discoveries. Explore seasonal primary productivity on Earth!
© Robert Pernett
Model natural selection and explore the genetics behind color vision.
In this activity, students will work together to weigh potential solutions to water use and conservation issues.
In this two-day lesson, students explore several issues surrounding our current global food system.
Look through the collection of Academy-designed science lesson plans for high school.
Professional Learning for You
Need help with planning professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards? Look no further.
bioGraphic is a new online science magazine about all things that awe in nature and human ingenuity.
Check out the range of workshops we have offered recently. Contact us to provide PD for your school team!
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 at the Academy
The Careers in Science Intern Program is a multiyear, year-round work-based youth development program.
Digital Learning allows young people to develop their technology skills while exploring science and nature.
The TASC Force combines performance, public speaking, and science content to create innovative public programs.
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