We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.
Environmental Units from Flipside Science
In this unit, we’ll explore how people are coming up with innovative energy alternatives for a brighter future.
Humans depend on water, and our need for this precious resource is growing alongside our population.
To feed our growing world, we need innovative solutions by the youth of today.
Science Films (Originally Planetarium Shows!)
Inspire your students with this stunning 25-minute film focusing on the vast networks of life.
Travel to the Moon, Mars, and even beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might support life!
In this free film, you'll follow the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth.
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.
Professional Learning for You
© Jalrus Khan
Dec. 9: Join us to explore the Evolution Kit and become eligible to borrow this hands-on classroom resource.
January 20: Demystify the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in this beginner's-level workshop.
Jan 27 & Feb 10: Explore the Science and Engineering Practices in this intermediate-level NGSS workshop.
Feb. 3: Learn more about “real-world phenomena” and how they anchor learning in science and engineering.
Crosscutting Concept #1: Patterns. Image (c) Nigel Howe
March 3 & March 17: Explore the Crosscutting Concepts in this intermediate level NGSS workshop.
© Ron Decloux
March 10 & March 24: Be a learner and design your own inquiry project during this two-day, immersive workshop!
Featured Videos from the Science Video Vault
¿Podría comer insectos mejor para el medio ambiente que comer otras fuentes de proteínas?
What would you see if you could shrink down to fit inside a plant cell?
Dive beneath the ocean waves and explore the unique and diverse relationships found on a coral reef.
Online Interactives and Games
Watch humanity's 200,000-year migration using this interactive map of archeological, genetic, and climate data.
In this game, students level up the farm with green technology to meet the space and water needs of their crops.
Magnify the surface of a leaf, feather, shell, and more, using our high-resolution imagery.
Selected Science Lesson Plans
In this active model, students will simulate sugar molecule production to store energy—using ping pong balls!
©NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team
Observations inspire scientific questions and drive discoveries. Explore seasonal primary productivity on Earth!
© Robert Pernett
Model natural selection and explore the genetics behind color vision. What selective pressures affect vision?
In this activity, students will work together to weigh potential solutions to water use and conservation issues.
In this two-day lesson, students explore several issues surrounding our current global food system.
Look through the collection of Academy-designed science lesson plans for high school.
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.
Youth Programs at the Academy
The Careers in Science Intern Program is a multiyear, year-round work-based youth development program.
The TASC Force combines performance, public speaking, and science content to create innovative public programs.
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