Educational Resource Links

  • NOAA OAR Education
    NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Atmospheric Research’s education page will give you a variety of links about Climate, Oceans and Lakes, and Weather and Air Quality, as well as general information.
  • NOAA History
    NOAA History will take you all the way back through the people who helped make NOAA what it is today. You can learn about past events and the people who were there to see it. This is a fascinating website!
  • Mauna Loa's Kids center
    The Mauna Loa Kids center has all sorts of kid friendly activities. Mauna Loa is one of our baseline observatories that has a lot of outreach. Here, you can help the scientists navigate their way to the observatory atop the volcano. There are online games and printable games that will allow you to learn about the atmosphere, the Earth, and everything in between!
  • NOAA Photo library
    The NOAA Photo Library is filled with images from all over the world. You can see pictures from the various NOAA places. You can search for pictures that tell stories and show you how awesome Mother Nature can be.
  • A Day in the Life of a Drop from the EPA
    These activities from the EPA are designed to help kids in grades 3-5 make connections between how they use water and where that water comes from.
  • Science On a Sphere (SOS)
    This website has all sorts of data sets that you can look at, from CO2 and temperature change to the 2004 tsunami that hit India. Here, you can see the data we gather and the end product that we make from that data.
  • Jet Stream
    Jet Stream School for Weather is an interactive site that teaches you about all different parts of weather. You can learn about the ocean, the atmosphere, and clouds all in one place! There are even review questions at the end of each section. If you answer enough correctly, you can earn a certificate! Don’t forget to do the day’s weather activity!
  • SAM I and SAM II
    SAM I & II teaches you about meteorology, space science, and climatology. These activities can be used between grades 4-12, but are designed for grades 6-8.
  • Billy and Maria Weather Coloring Books
    These coloring books will teach younger kids about various weather phenomenons and what to do when something bad happens, like a blizzard or hurricane. These are printable and come in PDF format so that you can make many copies.

Climate Change Links

Climate Change: Fitting the Pieces Together
A module which offers an interactive and comprehensive guide to climate change.

Climate Change: Wildlife and Wetlands
A toolkit which emphasizes the regional impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems.

Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Change
A guide which provides a framework of principles necessary for understanding climate and the impacts of climate change, as well as the steps necessary to address the changing climate.

Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
A booklet published by the National Academies which illuminates some of the impacts of climate change on local species and ecosystems.

Understanding and Responding to Climate Change
A booklet that includes highlights from National Academies Reports on the scientific basis of climate change and the decision-making required to respond and prepare for the impacts of climate change.