We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.
Start Science Notebooking!
Strategies for Investigations
Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations.
Strategies for Notetaking
Taking notes in science doesn't mean just copying what's on the board.
Strategies for Reflection
Setting aside time for reflection allows your students to recognize their own learning.
Selected Science Lesson Plans
Natural Resources Bingo
© Sally Crossthwaite
What types of natural resources are used to make the objects we use in everyday life? Play bingo to find out!
What Color is Your Leaf?
Students head outside to look closely for patterns of leaves in a shady environment vs. a sunny environment.
Worlds in Comparison
"Play-Doh" © 2006 Dennis Brekke
Do you know the relative sizes of the planets in our solar system? Put yourself to the test with some Play-doh.
Habitat Adaptation Matchup
© Brocken Inaglory
How does an animal's shape and color affect what habitat they live in?
Introduction to Scientific Sketching
What makes a good scientific sketch? You can teach this lesson even if you think you can't draw!
Science Lesson Plans for 2nd and 3rd Grade
Look through the collection of Academy-designed science lesson plans for 2nd and 3rd grade.
Featured Videos from the Science Video Vault
Habitat Earth in the Classroom
Inspire your students with this stunning 25-minute film focusing on the vast networks of life.
The Living Soil Beneath Our Feet
Travel underground for an up-close look at the ants, amoebas, and bacteria that maintain healthy soil.
7,000 Kinds of Amphibians
Professional Learning for You
Setting Up Your Science Notebooks
Explore this section to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.
How Science Works
This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.
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