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

Summer 2017 Professional Development @ the Academy

Inquiry (grades preK - 2)

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(c) Tim Dutton

July 18 at 9:00 am

July 18 - 20: Engage as a learner in your own inquiry and explore strategies for inquiry at the preK -2 level

Distance Learning Programs and Web Cams

Live Webcams

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Photo of a diver in the Academy's Philippine Coral Reef exhibit

Be mesmerized by sharks and rays, tropical fish, and waddling penguins. Our webcams stream 24 hours a day.

Selected Science Lesson Plans

Notice and Wonder

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© nutmeg 66

How can you turn a snail, worm, or roly-poly into an object of inquiry for a young learner? Ask a few questions!

Jungle Layers

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Jungle monkey

© Luke Mackin

What are the different layers in a rainforest? Learn about them with a fun Jungle Layers song!

What Would Happen?

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© Cletus Lee

You can make and test predictions using the simplest of invertebrates.

Make Your Own Antelope Horns

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© JokeKok

With just a few supplies from home, you can make a twisty set of bongo antelope horns in a heartbeat.

What Color is Your Leaf?

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leaves

Students head outside to look closely for patterns of leaves in a shady environment vs. a sunny environment.

Programs for Your Field Trip to the Academy

Sun, Moon, and Stars

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© Callum Hayton

This show is offered most Mondays and Fridays at 10:30am through June 2018.

School Field Trips

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SchoolBus_MarioSánchezPrada school field trip ideas

© Mario Sánchez Prada

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

Professional Learning for You

NGSS Demystified

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Need help with planning professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards? Look no further.

Teacher Workshop Catalog

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Skulls workshop

Check out the range of workshops we have offered recently. Contact us to provide PD for your school team!

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