Whether you're looking for lesson plans, science videos, or distance learning programs, the Academy has teaching resources galore.
Live, Online Programs led by Academy Educators
Virtual Programs are live, interactive programs connecting the Academy to your class over the internet.
These free, interactive, webcasts are open to classrooms nationwide. Sign up to book your spot!
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Full Films and Short Videos
Our collection of educational videos will help your students visualize data and understand scientific concepts.
Our award-winning planetarium shows are now available for educators to stream directly to your classroom!
This youth-powered series tackles complex environmental topics and empowers viewers to make a difference.
Popular Lesson Collections
Earthquakes, the carbon cycle, natural resources, human impacts on the planet, and more!
Adaptations, food webs, structure and function, genetics, ecosystem dynamics...so much to learn!
You'd be surprised by the astronomy you can learn with a light source, some painter's tape, and play doh.
Science Notebook Corner
Explore this section to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.
Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations.
Check out our clearinghouse of images from student notebooks!
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.
Interactive Tools & Games
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.
Magnify the surface of a leaf, feather, shell, and more, using our high-resolution imagery.
Find tools and structured opportunities to integrate citizen science into your classroom.
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Videos are one of the many tools in your teaching toolbox for creating engaging science experiences.
Be mesmerized by sharks and rays, tropical fish, and waddling penguins. Our webcams stream 24 hours a day.
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Available for grades K-12, kits include lesson plans, educational games, specimens, books, DVDs, and more.
The W. Richard Bingham Family provides generous support for online educational materials for teachers.
Environmental Literacy Initiative, major funding provided by
Teacher Education programs and activities are also generously supported by the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education and Google, Inc.