We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.
Programs for Your Field Trip to the Academy
This program provides San Francisco 4th & 5th grade classes with FREE science field trips, including a bus!
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This show is offered on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 am throughout the school year.
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Field trips are available year-round for formal California school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12.
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
Feb 7, 2019: Students can join us in a FREE online program as we build skills for spotting birds!
Mar 21, 2019: Your class can connect with Academy educators to explore if weather and climate are the same.
May 10, 2019: We will be celebrating Astronomy Day as we use hands-on models to explore asteroids and comets!
Selected Science Lesson Plans
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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?
Students will practice being Earth to learn about how our orbit affects what we see.
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
Visit an underwater forest near Point Lobos, California, to learn what a kelp forest food web looks like.
Billions of years ago, Earth had supercontinents—land masses made of multiple continents merged together.
Earth's rotation changes the angle at which sunlight hits the planet's surface, creating the 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.
Check out the range of workshops we have offered recently. Contact us to provide PD for your school team!
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