We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.
Start Science Notebooking!
Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations.
Taking notes in science doesn't mean just copying what's on the board.
Setting aside time for reflection allows your students to recognize their own learning.
Distance Learning Programs for Your Class
Selected Science Lesson Plans
© Clinton Bauder
Explore seaweed and learn about this important producer in this hands-on, culinary activity!
© U.S. Geological Survey
Want to play a board game to learn about rock formation? Explore geologic processes, fast and slow.
What are the consequences of mining for fossil fuels?
"Blue Marble" © 2002 NASA Earth Observatory
Students will practice being Earth to learn about how our orbit affects what we see.
"Backlit Leaf" © 2011 Threthny
Discover the part of the leaf that allows for gas exchange!
Look through the collection of Academy-designed science lesson plans for 4th and 5th grade.
Featured Videos from the Science Video Vault
Plunge into a California kelp forest and learn about the complex, colorful ecosystems right off our coast.
Billions of years ago, Earth had supercontinents—land masses made of multiple continents merged together.
In this video, learn how Earth’s rotation and the angle of sunlight interact to create different seasons.
Classroom Kits for Bay Area Teachers
Explore the amazing coral reef ecosystem through hands-on activities and games. Why are reefs so important?
Examine rocks and minerals, explore the rock cycle, and trace the mineral resources used in everyday life.
Explore the tropical rainforests of Borneo, Madagascar, Costa Rica, and the Amazon!
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.
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