We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.
Summer 2017 Professional Development @ the Academy
June 6: Demystify the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in this beginner's-level workshop.
June 8: Explore how notebooks can help students think and act like scientists in this hands-on workshop.
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July 18 - 20: Engage as a learner in your own inquiry and explore strategies for inquiry at the preK -2 level
Distance Learning Programs and Web Cams
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Waddle with our colony of penguins and discover the unique features that help them in their ocean home.
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May 2, 2017: Learn what it takes to take care of the two Macaws living at the Academy. Grades K-3.
Selected Science Lesson Plans
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How can you turn a snail, worm, or roly-poly into an object of inquiry for a young learner? Ask a few questions!
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What are the different layers in a rainforest? Learn about them with a fun Jungle Layers song!
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You can make and test predictions using the simplest of invertebrates.
With just a few supplies from home, you can make a twisty set of bongo antelope horns in a heartbeat.
Students head outside to look closely for patterns of leaves in a shady environment vs. a sunny environment.
Look through the collection of Academy-designed science lesson plans for kindergarten and 1st grade.
Programs for Your Field Trip to the Academy
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This show is offered most Mondays and Fridays at 10:30am through June 2018.
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Field trips are available year-round for formal California school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12.
Classroom Kits for Bay Area Teachers
Bring the rainforest to life in your classroom! Explore soil, animal adaptations, and plant-animal interactions.
Dissect an owl pellet and glimpse the life history of these amazing animals. Updated curriculum supports NGSS.
Use observation and hands-on exploration to study mammals of California. Updated curriculum supports NGSS.
Professional Learning for You
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.
Check out the range of workshops we have offered recently. Contact us to provide PD for your school team!
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