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California Academy of Sciences 

The California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific institution committed to leading-edge research, to educational outreach, and to finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the public.

The California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific institution committed to leading-edge research, to educational outreach, and to finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the public. The Academy’s mission—to explore, explain and sustain life—extends to all corners of the institution; from a research expedition in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, to a teacher-training program in a California classroom, to an interactive game on the museum exhibit floor.

For more information on the California Academy of Sciences visit: https://www.calacademy.org/

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Lesson Plan: A Carbon Molecule's Journey
  • Science
  • 3-5, MS, HS
In this activity students will learn that carbon, and specifically carbon dioxide, moves around in the environment between land, atmosphere and ocean...
Viewing a Solar Eclipse
  • Science
  • High School
Make sure you know how to view a solar eclipse safely!! Includes the history and science behind solar eclipses.
Energy: A Day in My Life
  • Science
  • 3-5, MS, HS
In this activity, students will learn how energy is part of their everyday lives and brainstorm ways to conserve energy in their daily lives.
Lesson Plan: Conservation Island
  • Science
  • 3-5, MS, HS
In this lesson, students will understand the concepts behind endangered and extinct animals and develop their own conservation plan to save three...
Lesson Plan: Natural Resources Bingo
  • Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
In this game, students will learn that the earth is composed of several natural resources including plants, animals, rocks, and fossil fuels; that...
Lesson Plan: What Would Happen?
  • Science
  • Preschool
By examining invertebrates, students will experience the process of inquiry, spark and satisfy curiosity about invertebrates, make and test...
Virus Mutation
  • Health
  • High School
A video presentation from the California Academy of Science: Scientists are working hard to keep up on how viruses mutate especially with the recent...
ILGBTQ youth: it Gets Better
  • Health
  • MS, HS
A video presentation from the California Academy of Sciences: Staff members at the California Academy of Sciences want LGBTQ youth to know that It...
Your Digital Footprint: Data and Energy Use Video
  • Science
  • MS, HS
Cell phones and laptops use energy to charge their batteries. But did you know that sending emails, texts, and Snapchats requires much more energy?
Exploring Our Growing Need for Water
In this two-day lesson, students will be introduced to several water sustainability issues, including access to clean freshwater, groundwater...