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 for Your Class

Featured Videos from the Science Video Vault

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How to Measure a Changing Climate

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bet36体育在线真的吗How do we know that the climate is changing? Climate scientists will give you the inside scoop.

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Why Protect Pollinators?

Flowering plants depend on pollinators

Pollinators contribute to the biodiversity and resilience of ecosystems and benefit people. Let's protect them!

Environmental Science Units

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Exploring Energy

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Exploring Energy

In this unit, we’ll explore how people are coming up with innovative energy alternatives for a brighter future.

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Our Hungry Planet

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Our Hungry Planet

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Fresh Solutions

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Fresh Solutions

bet36体育在线真的吗Humans depend on water, and our need for this precious resource is growing alongside our population.

Selected Science Lesson Plans

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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights

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Earth's tilt

bet36体育在线真的吗"Diagram of the Earth's seasons as seen from the south" © 2006 Tauʻolunga

bet36体育在线真的吗The Earth's tilt is the reason for the season!

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Measuring Earthquakes

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By building your own seismograph to document shaking, you'll learn how scientists measure earthquake intensity.

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How Big is Big?

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"He's too tiny to measure up." © 2006 Patty O'Hearn Kickham

Practice ratios and create scale models to compare sizes between the largest animals.

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From Farms to Phytoplankton

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"Morganza Spillway" © 2011 NASA Earth Observatory

bet36体育在线真的吗Can we use a model to predict the impacts of nutrient pollutants on an aquatic ecosystem?

Classroom Kits for Bay Area Teachers

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Astronomy (Grades 5 - 8)

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Astronomy Kit

bet36体育在线真的吗What’s that red dot in the night sky? Discover Mars with our Astronomy kit. Updated curriculum supports NGSS.

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Geology (Grades 6 - 12)

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Geology Kit 6-12

Explore the hidden processes of our planet with hands-on, minds-on activities.

Professional Learning for You

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NGSS Demystified

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bet36体育在线真的吗Need help with planning professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards? Look no further.

Online Courses for Teachers and Students

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Teacher Guide: Earthquakes

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bet36体育在线真的吗See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.

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How Science Works

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bet36体育在线真的吗This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.

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Biodiversity Course

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bet36体育在线真的吗Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet.

Online Games and Interactives

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Cornucopia

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bet36体育在线真的吗In this game, students level up the farm with green technology to meet the space and water needs of their crops.

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Human Odyssey Map

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Watch humanity's 200,000-year migration using this interactive map of archeological, genetic, and climate data.

Teaching Toolkits

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Citizen Science Toolkit

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Find tools and structured opportunities to integrate citizen science into your classroom.

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