We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.
Start Science Notebooking!
Strategies for Investigations
Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations.
Strategies for Notetaking
Taking notes in science doesn't mean just copying what's on the board.
Strategies for Reflection
Setting aside time for reflection allows your students to recognize their own learning.
Selected Science Lesson Plans
© 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.
Fossil Fuels: Chocolate Chip Mining
What are the consequences of mining for fossil fuels?
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Earth's Rotation
"Blue Marble" © 2002 NASA Earth Observatory
Students will practice being Earth to learn about how our orbit affects what we see.
Stomata Printing: Microscope Investigation
"Backlit Leaf" © 2011 Threthny
Discover the part of the leaf that allows for gas exchange!
Science Lesson Plans for 4th and 5th Grade
Look through the collection of Academy-designed science lesson plans for 4th and 5th grade.
Featured Videos from the Science Video Vault
Take a Virtual Dive in a Kelp Forest
Plunge into a California kelp forest and learn about the complex, colorful ecosystems right off our coast.
Plate Tectonics: Shaping the Continents
Billions of years ago, Earth had supercontinents—land masses made of multiple continents merged together.
Why Do We Have Different Seasons?
In this video, learn how Earth’s rotation and the angle of sunlight interact to create different seasons.
Professional Learning for You
Setting Up Your Science Notebooks
Explore this section to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.
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