We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.
Distance Learning Programs for Your Class
Design solutions to benefit Earth's ecosystems by examining our food choices!
As astronomers, students will use hands-on models to explore asteroids and comets in this online program!
Featured Videos from the Science Video Vault
What's the difference between weather and climate? Learn how we know and why it's important.
How do we know that the climate is changing? Climate scientists will give you the inside scoop.
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.
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
"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.
"Surprise Glacier" © 2010 Jiuguang Wang
Which type of ice causes a rise in sea level when it melts: glaciers, icebergs, or both?
"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.
"Morganza Spillway" © 2011 NASA Earth Observatory
Can we use a model to predict the impacts of nutrient pollutants on an aquatic ecosystem?
Look through the collection of Academy-designed science lesson plans for 6th-8th grades.
Classroom Kits for Bay Area Teachers
What’s that red dot in the night sky? Discover Mars with our Astronomy kit. Updated curriculum supports NGSS.
Explore the tropical rainforests of Borneo, Madagascar, Costa Rica, and the Amazon!
Explore the hidden processes of our planet with hands-on, minds-on activities.
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.
Online Courses for Teachers and Students
See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.
This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.
Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet.
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.
Watch humanity's 200,000-year migration using this interactive map of archeological, genetic, and climate data.
Find tools and structured opportunities to integrate citizen science into your classroom.
This toolkit provide ideas, strategies, and resources for incorporating infographics into science curricula.
© daily genius
Videos are one of the many tools in your teaching toolbox for creating engaging science experiences.
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