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
The Climate is Changing but How's the Weather?
What's the difference between weather and climate? Learn how we know and why it's important.
How to Measure a Changing Climate
How do we know that the climate is changing? Climate scientists will give you the inside scoop.
Why Protect Pollinators?
Pollinators contribute to the biodiversity and resilience of ecosystems and benefit people. Let's protect them!
Environmental Science Units
In this unit, we’ll explore how people are coming up with innovative energy alternatives for a brighter future.
Our Hungry Planet
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
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights
"Diagram of the Earth's seasons as seen from the south" © 2006 Tauʻolunga
The Earth's tilt is the reason for the season!
© 2011 SmartFat
By building your own seismograph to document shaking, you'll learn how scientists measure earthquake intensity.
Global Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
"Surprise Glacier" © 2010 Jiuguang Wang
Which type of ice causes a rise in sea level when it melts: glaciers, icebergs, or both?
How Big is Big?
"He's too tiny to measure up." © 2006 Patty O'Hearn Kickham
Practice ratios and create scale models to compare sizes between the largest animals.
From Farms to Phytoplankton
"Morganza Spillway" © 2011 NASA Earth Observatory
Can we use a model to predict the impacts of nutrient pollutants on an aquatic ecosystem?
Science Lesson Plans for Middle School
Look through the collection of Academy-designed science lesson plans for 6th-8th grades.
Professional Learning for You
Setting Up Your Science Notebooks
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.
Online Courses for Teachers and Students
Teacher Guide: Earthquakes
See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.
How Science Works
This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.
Embark on a virtual expedition around the world in this online course, featuring videos, quizzes, and more.
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.
Human Odyssey Map
Watch humanity's 200,000-year migration using this interactive map of archeological, genetic, and climate data.
Citizen Science Toolkit
Find tools and structured opportunities to integrate citizen science into your classroom.
Infographics in the Classroom Teacher Toolkit
This toolkit provide ideas, strategies, and resources for incorporating infographics into science curricula.
Ideas for Using Video in the Classroom
© daily genius
Videos are one of the many tools in your teaching toolbox for creating engaging science experiences.
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