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 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.
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  • High School
Make sure you know how to view a solar eclipse safely!! Includes the history and science behind solar eclipses.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Science
  • Preschool
By examining invertebrates, students will experience the process of inquiry, spark and satisfy curiosity about invertebrates, make and test...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this two-day lesson, students will be introduced to several water sustainability issues, including access to clean freshwater, groundwater...
Find out how a dairy farm is using a methane digester to turn cow poop into electricity. Grade level: 6-10 Length: 1.75 minutes NGSS Disciplinary...