Browse a selection of online courses, interactives, and toolkits to help you bring science to life in the classroom. Whether you're looking for lesson plans, science videos, or distance learning programs, the Academy has teaching resources galore.
Science Notebook Corner
Explore this section to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.
Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations.
Check out our clearinghouse of images from student notebooks!
Popular Lesson Collections
Earthquakes, the carbon cycle, natural resources, human impacts on the planet, and more!
Adaptations, food webs, structure and function, genetics, ecosystem dynamics...so much to learn!
You'd be surprised by the astronomy you can learn with a light source, some painter's tape, and play doh.
Full Films and Short Videos
Our collection of educational videos will help your students visualize data and understand scientific concepts.
Our award-winning planetarium shows are now available for educators to stream directly to your classroom!
This youth-powered series tackles complex environmental topics and empowers viewers to make a difference.
Virtual Programs by Request
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Learn how the unique adaptations of African Penguins help them to survive in their ocean habitat.
Explore the adaptations for eating in some amazing rainforest animals and closely observe the skulls of a few!
Go on a virtual expedition to the Philippines and learn to inquire about the secret lives of sharks and rays.
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Waddle with our colony of penguins and discover the unique features that help them in their ocean home.
Within the vast expanses of our solar system amazing discoveries about small objects are currently being made.
Online Courses for Teachers and Students
See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.
This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.
Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet.
Interactive Tools & Games
In this game, students level up the farm with green technology to meet the space and water needs of their crops.
Watch humanity's 200,000-year migration using this interactive map of archeological, genetic, and climate data.
Magnify the surface of a leaf, feather, shell, and more, using our high-resolution imagery.
Find tools and structured opportunities to integrate citizen science into your classroom.
This toolkit provide ideas, strategies, and resources for incorporating infographics into science curricula.
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Videos are one of the many tools in your teaching toolbox for creating engaging science experiences.
Be mesmerized by the brilliant colors of tropical fish in our Philippine Coral Reef.
Watch our penguins swim, flirt, and nest on three live webcams.
Spot every detail on the 13 species of sharks, rays, and bony fishes living in our Shark Lagoon.
bioGraphic is a new online science magazine about all things that awe in nature and human ingenuity.
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Available for grades K-12, kits include lesson plans, educational games, specimens, books, DVDs, and more.
The W. Richard Bingham Family provides generous support for online educational materials for teachers.
Environmental Literacy Initiative, major funding provided by
Teacher Education programs and activities are also generously supported by the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education.