Back to school: Find NOAA resources with our new online database

 

NOAA’s mission of Science, Service, and Stewardship is emboldened by our educational opportunities for students, educators, and grantees. Learn more at noaa.gov/education.

With a new school year just around the corner, teachers and educators are gearing up to create lesson plans and find engaging activities for their students. We have a tool to make it easier than ever to include NOAA resources in your classroom: NOAA Sea to Sky, a new education resource database that houses over 1,200 educational resources created by NOAA and our partners.

“As teachers are getting ready for another school season, they are looking for reliable, credible sources that are easy to find and an asset to use in their classrooms,” says Louisa Koch, NOAA’s Director of Education. “We hope this new searchable database is a tool that science teachers and educators can use for all of their teaching needs.”

Not sure where to start? We asked staff from across NOAA to share the resources they think are a must-have for the classroom this year.

 
Underwater image of coral and sponge.
 

Find lessons and activities

Data in the Classroom

Data in the Classroom translates data into understandable and engaging resources for scientists of all ages! Data in the Classroom lessons foster collaboration and understanding for advancing environmental research.

In the database: More lessons that use data

Recommended by NOAA Satellites

Climate Resilience in Your Community Activity Book

NOAA's new activity book will help you and your students learn all about community resilience in the face of environmental hazards. Even though these climate and weather events can be scary, there is so much that can be done in a community to make it better able to handle these challenges and recover more quickly.

In the database: MORE ABOUT CLIMATE RESILIENCY AND MITIGATION

Recommended by NOAA Research

Deep Ocean Education Project offsite link

Did you know that NOAA has partnered with Nautilus Live and Schmidt Ocean Institute to create a new Deep Ocean Education Project? Find lessons like this one on hydrothermal vent communities and much more!

IN THE DATABASE: MORE ABOUT MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

Recommended by NOAA Research

Ocean Service Student Tutorials

Dive into tutorials on subjects ranging from corals to tides to geodesy that are perfect for your classroom.

IN THE DATABASE: MORE LESSONS ON OCEAN AND COASTS

Recommended by National Ocean Service

NOAA ship underway.
 

Explore multimedia

3D models of the NOAA satellites GOES and Jason 1

Models can help us understand how an object works and is put together! Explore the ins and outs of NOAA’s satellites to better understand how they function.

IN THE DATABASE: MORE 3D PRINTABLES

Recommended by NOAA Satellites

NOAA Ocean Exploration live stream

Join NOAA as we explore the deep ocean in the North Atlantic. You and your students can follow along with a live video stream during most of August.

IN THE DATABASE: MORE OCEAN EXPLORATION MULTIMEDIA

Recommended by NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

NOAA Live! 4 Kids webinar archive offsite link

Search an archive of 100+ recorded webinars! These webinars connect students with scientists, real-life examples of possible career paths, and the opportunity to have fun interacting with others outside their home in a safe way.

IN THE DATABASE: MORE WEBINARS

Recommended by NOAA Office of Education

Finding Your Inner Explorer Video Series offsite link

Produced by the Teacher at Sea Alumni Association offsite link and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation offsite link, these videos feature unique stories of how teachers have found and nurtured their inner explorer.

IN THE DATABASE: MORE VIDEOS

Recommended by NOAA Office of Education

A satellite image showing the eye of Hurricane Katrina.
 

Teach about oceanic and atmospheric hazards

Space weather

Did you know there is weather in space? Learn about space facts, space phenomena, and solar activity with this resource.

IN THE DATABASE: MORE ABOUT SPACE WEATHER

Recommended by NOAA Satellites

El Niño and La Niña

What are El Niño and La Niña and why should you care? Read all about current events and forecasts from Climate.gov’s ENSO Blog!

IN THE DATABASE: MORE ABOUT EL NIÑO AND LA NIÑA

Recommended by National Weather Service

Sea level rise learning module

This module informs about sea level rise, its causes, and impacts; and challenges students to think about what they can do in response.

IN THE DATABASE: MORE ABOUT Sea level rise

Recommended by National Ocean Service

Hurricane safety, explained

This explainer reviews the three major hazards of hurricanes — storm surge, heavy rainfall, and strong wind — and gives actions you can take before, during, and after tropical weather to protect your life and property.

IN THE DATABASE: MORE ABOUT hurricanes

Recommended by National Weather Service

A view of an airplane inside of a hurricane cloud. The curve of the eye wall is visible and there is blue sky above the cloud.
 

Help students discover NOAA careers

NOAA Hurricane Hunters

It takes a special airplane and an extra brave and talented pilot to fly into a hurricane to collect data. But NOAA Hurricane Hunters do just that!

IN THE DATABASE: MORE ABOUT HURRICANE careerS

 

Recommended by NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

Interested in becoming a NOAA pilot or working on a NOAA ship? NOAA Corps officers serve on the sea, on land, and in the air to support NOAA's environmental science and stewardship mission.

IN THE DATABASE: MORE JOB SEEKER RESOURCES

Recommended by NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations