Whether you're looking for lesson plans, science videos, or distance learning programs, the Academy has teaching resources galore.

Full Films and Short Videos

Flipside Science

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This youth-powered series tackles complex environmental topics and empowers viewers to make a difference.

Science Notebook Corner

Strategies for Reflection

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Reflection

Setting aside time for reflection allows your students to recognize their own learning.

Popular Lesson Collections

Earth Science Activities

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earth science activities for K-12 students

Earthquakes, the carbon cycle, natural resources, human impacts on the planet, and more!

Life Science Activities

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life science activities for K-12 students

Adaptations, food webs, structure and function, genetics, ecosystem dynamics...so much to learn!

Astronomy Activities

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space science, astronomy activities for K-12 students

You'd be surprised by the astronomy you can learn with a light source, some painter's tape, and play doh.

Online Courses for Teachers and Students

Teacher Guide: Earthquakes

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See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.

How Science Works

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This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.

Biodiversity Course

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Embark on a virtual expedition around the world in this online course, featuring videos, quizzes, and more.

Interactive Tools & Games

Cornucopia

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Cornucopia game

In this game, students level up the farm with green technology to meet the space and water needs of their crops.

Human Odyssey Map

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human odyssey map

Watch humanity's 200,000-year migration using this interactive map of archeological, genetic, and climate data.

Infographics & Visualizations

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These immersive infographics and data visualizations make great interactive learning resources for secondary students or science teachers. Many come straight from bioGraphic, a multimedia magazine powered by the Academy.

Miscellaneous

Citizen Science Toolkit

Citizen ScienceToolkit

Find tools and structured opportunities to integrate citizen science into your classroom.

Live Webcams

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Be mesmerized by stingrays, schools of tropical fish, and waddling penguins. Our webcams stream 24 hours a day.

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We Thank Our Donors

The W. Richard Bingham Family provides generous support for online educational materials for teachers.

Teacher Education programs and activities are also generously supported by the Cedar Tree Foundation, Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, MacWhorter Family Trust, and the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education.

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