Browse our collection of educational videos to help your students visualize data and understand scientific and environmental concepts.

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The Story of Poo


When you flush the toilet, what happens to the pee, poo, and paper? Dive into the SF sewer system to find out!

Tales from the Tap


In San Francisco, where does the water that flows out of our faucets come from?

Selections from Flipside Science

Bugs for Breakfast


Flipside Science explores why eating insects is better for our planet than other sources of protein, like beef.

Full Films from our Planetarium

Living Worlds for Educators

The planet Earth surrounded by a symbolic firework display.

What forms might life take in the Solar System and beyond? In the Academy’s newest original planetarium show, see how a deeper understanding of Earth might help us locate other living worlds, light years away.

Short Scenes from Habitat Earth

Indigenous Perspectives

Two-Eyed Seeing


Why is it important to listen to Indigenous voices as we regenerate the natural world?

Indigenous Skies


Learn why indigenous knowledge is still relevant today and how it can inform modern astronomy.

Selections from our Earthquakes Course

Data Visualizations

Social Studies + Science Connections

Selections from our Biodiversity Course

Live Webcams

Live Penguin Cams

Two African penguins swimming in their habitat at the Academy

Watch our colony of playful African penguins waddle, swim, flirt, and nest on three live webcams.

Reef Lagoon Cam

Underwater photo of cownose ray

Be mesmerized by graceful rays and shimmering tropical fish swimming across your screen 24/7 via live webcam.

Philippine Coral Reef Cam


Be mesmerized by the brilliant colors of tropical fish in our Philippine Coral Reef.

Using Video in the Classroom

Learn the benefit of using videos in the classroom, and browse resources to help you get started.

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