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K-12 teacher resources

Online resources

Understanding Evolution Understanding Evolution
A comprehensive online resource developed to meet the needs of K-12 teachers. The site provides an informal online course covering essential science content, as well as a searchable database of resources for the classroom. Introduced in 2004.
Understanding Science Understanding Science
How science really works. Understanding Science gives an inside look at the general principles, methods, and motivations that underlie all of science.
Explorations Through Time Explorations Through Time
A series of interactive, web-based educational modules that address topics such as fossils, the history of life, biological evolution, the science of paleontology and the scientific process.
The Paleontology Portal The Paleontology Portal
Provides access to high-quality North American paleontology resources on the Internet, including information about particular geographic regions, geologic time periods, and representative fossils.
Learning from the Fossil Record Learning from the Fossil Record
A set of articles and classroom activities using paleontology to teach major concepts in science.
Geosciences in Alaska Geosciences in Alaska
Shares the adventures of nine California teachers who participated in a field and research experience in Alaska in 2002.
Our Dynamic Earth Our Dynamic Earth
A course developed for San Francisco Unified School District teachers, this site contains both content and lessons about about the Earth as a dynamic system, composed of the lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things).
California's Landscape California's Landscape
A course developed for San Francisco Unified School District teachers, this site contains both content and lessons about plate tectonics, Earth's materials, and California geology.


UCMP programs for teachers
Teachers and students can participate in events at UCMP, including our annual open house, annual short courses, and docent tours. To find out about other UCMP events for teachers, please contact Lisa White.