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Teachers: Open the door to earth science for your students

Access our free, online teaching tools and curricula
October 1, 2014

Are you looking for innovative ways to teach science?

Look to us for great resources to educate students about the Earth's ocean, atmosphere and systems.

 

NOAA’s free education materials can help you bring the world to your students.

NOAA Office of Education's collections portal gives you access to NOAA earth science teaching tools and materials from one easy-to-use location.

Information on the site is divided into themes and content type that best align with teaching topics across a variety of educational settings.

Explore NOAA’s themed collections

Students learn about marine debris with Understanding Marine Debris: Games and Activities for Kids of All Ages, a popular assortment of puzzles, brain-teasers and coloring activities. 

Understanding Marine Debris: Games and Activities for Kids of All Ages, a popular assortment of puzzles, brain-teasers and coloring activities.
Students learn about marine debris
Games and Activities for Kids of All Ages, a popular assortment of puzzles, brain-teasers and coloring activities. (NOAA)

If you’re looking for fun, engaging and compelling teaching tools, we offer resources on a broad range of earth science topics such as:

Within each collection, you will find multimedia resources, lessons and activities, real-world data, general background materials and much more. 

Many of the materials are customizable. For example, if you are teaching climate and want to focus on the Northeastern portion of the United States, we have related resources, lesson plans, videos and visualizations for this region or any other part of the country as part of our curricula series based on the Third National Climate Assessment Report released in May 2014.

Although the collections are not grade-specific, resources are labeled for grade appropriateness where applicable.

Find more than just science curricula

NOAA’s Office of Education offers more than just teaching tools. We also have educational grants programs and additional resources to support teacher professional development, academic scholarship and career exploration. Visit NOAA’s OED website and Facebook page for more!