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
Learn how the unique adaptations of African Penguins help them to survive in their ocean habitat.
During this free online program, we will see how scientists create and use art inspired by our California Coast.
Professional Development @ the Academy
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Join us to explore the Rainforest Kit and become eligible to borrow this hands-on classroom resource.
Demystify the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in this beginner's-level workshop.
Learn more about “real-world phenomena” and how they anchor learning in science and engineering.
Crosscutting Concept #1: Patterns. Image (c) Nigel Howe
Explore the Crosscutting Concepts in this intermediate level NGSS workshop.
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Be a learner and design your own inquiry project during this two-day, immersive workshop!
Selected Science Lesson Plans
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How can you turn a snail, worm, or roly-poly into an object of inquiry for a young learner? Ask a few questions!
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What are the different layers in a rainforest? Learn about them with a fun Jungle Layers song!
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You can make and test predictions using the simplest of invertebrates.
With just a few supplies from home, you can make a twisty set of bongo antelope horns in a heartbeat.
Students head outside to look closely for patterns of leaves in a shady environment vs. a sunny environment.
Look through the collection of Academy-designed science lesson plans for kindergarten and 1st grade.
Programs for Your Field Trip to the Academy
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This show is offered most Mondays and Fridays at 10:30am through June 2018.
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Field trips are available year-round for formal California school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12.
Classroom Kits for Bay Area Teachers
Bring the rainforest to life in your classroom! Explore soil, animal adaptations, and plant-animal interactions.
Dissect an owl pellet and glimpse the life history of these amazing animals. Updated curriculum supports NGSS.
Use observation and hands-on exploration to study mammals of California. Updated curriculum supports NGSS.
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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