Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works.
*In Person* Exploring Phenomena: Using Science to Figure Things Out (grades K-12)
Experience phenomenon-based learning, and gain strategies to anchor science learning in real-world phenomena.
*In Person* Engineering: Beyond Building Bridges (grades 3 - 12)
Go beyond stereotypical engineering activities and integrate this way of thinking across your curriculum.
*In Person* Emergence: Exploring Art and Science Through Nature (grades preK - 12)
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Ignite your creativity, make art, and figure out how art and science build understanding of the natural world.
*Online* The ABCs of Hands-on, Minds-on Learning (grades K-12)
Discover a simple strategy for designing hands-on investigations that build scientific knowledge and skills.
*Online* Talk, Write, Draw: Tools for Meaning Making in Science (grades 4 - 12)
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Explore strategies that help students make sense of science and take ownership of their learning.
For PD Facilitators, Schools, and Districts
Our Teacher Professional Development Principles
Read the reasoning behind the principles that guide our work in facilitating learning experiences for teachers.
Customized Science Support for Schools and Districts
Learn more about how the Academy's Teacher Professional Development staff can support your team of educators!
Need help with planning professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards? Look no further.
Science Notebook Corner
Setting Up Your Science Notebooks
Explore this section to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.
Strategies for Investigations
Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations.
Strategies for Reflection
Setting aside time for reflection allows your students to recognize their own learning.
Online Courses for Professional Learning
Embark on a virtual expedition around the world in this online course, featuring videos, quizzes, and more.
Teacher Guide: Earthquakes
See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.
The W. Richard Bingham Family provides generous support for online educational materials for teachers.
Teacher Education programs and activities are also generously supported by an anonymous donor, Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, Genentech, MacWhorter Family Trust, the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education, and the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation.