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Why Practice Scientific Sketching?

Conducting science involves careful observation and drawing what you see. Most students won’t know where to start if you ask them to sketch a crayfish, a beaker or even a rock.

Lay the foundation for sketching by explicitly teaching the following techniques:

That way, students will build the confidence and skills they need to sketch during science investigations!

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Search for the Perfect Classroom Resource

Plan your science content with ease by choosing from our extensive database of supplemental resources.  We have science videos and full films for streaming, along with a handful of compelling infographics and visualizations.

Looking for lesson plans? Here are some scannable collections:

All of our resources for K-12 classrooms are free!

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Find STEM Role Models for Your Students

Launched by two Academy researchers, 500 Queer Scientists intends to shine a light on the incredible individuals working in STEM to ensure the next generation has LGBTQ+ role models.

And get this: the campaign is built entirely on individual, self-submitted stories.

What better place to find a diverse collection of faces and experiences that your students might recognize!

In Other News...

  • 'Tis the Season for Science opens on November 16, 2018. This year, our holiday exhibit features an upgraded ice rink. The Snowman Theater returns with programming for the little ones, and snow falls in the East Garden every half hour!

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