We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.

Science Films (Originally Planetarium Shows!)

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Habitat Earth in the Classroom

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bet36体育在线真的吗Inspire your students with this stunning 25-minute film focusing on the vast networks of life.

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Fragile Planet

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Travel to the Moon, Mars, and even beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might support life!

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Incoming!

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In this free film, you'll follow the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth.

Featured Videos

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Earth's Delicate Energy Balance

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The Moon's surface temperature can alternate between boiling and freezing. What makes the Earth so different?

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How Did Plants Change Our Planet?

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From vascular to non-vascular, land plants drastically transformed our planet. Go back in time—before dinosaurs—420 million years ago to learn how they performed this feat, with evidence provided along the way.

Online Interactives and Games

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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.

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Cornucopia

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Cornucopia game

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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Macro Color

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Magnify the surface of a leaf, feather, shell, and more, using our high-resolution imagery.

Selected Science Lesson Plans

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Photosynthesis Seen From Space

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bet36体育在线真的吗Observations inspire scientific questions and drive discoveries. Explore seasonal primary productivity on Earth!

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Color Vision Genetics Evolution Simulation

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Model natural selection and explore the genetics behind color vision. What selective pressures affect vision?

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Exploring the Impacts of Feeding the World

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Exploring the impacts of feeding the world lesson

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In this two-day lesson, students explore several issues surrounding our current global food system.

Online Courses for Teachers and Students

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Teacher Guide: Earthquakes

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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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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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Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet.

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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Ideas for Using Video in the Classroom

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bet36体育在线真的吗Videos are one of the many tools in your teaching toolbox for creating engaging science experiences.

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