Resource collections

Resources to help integrate NOAA science into formal and informal education.

Education resources are distributed across many websites and program offices at NOAA and partner websites. This portal is designed to help you access these resources from one location. Materials are organized by themes aligned with common teaching topics. Learn more about how we designed these collections. 

A fish-eye view of the wake of a ship out at sea. Here's an ocean fact: The surface layer of the ocean is teeming with photosynthetic plankton. Though they're invisible to the naked eye, they produce more oxygen than the largest redwood trees.

Ocean and coasts

Hurricane Matthew.

Weather and atmosphere

Earth's climate system and concepts related to climate variability.

This global map shows where February 2020 temperatures were up to 11° F (6° C) cooler (darkest blue) or warmer (darkest red) than the 1981-2010 average.


Earth's climate system and concepts related to climate variability.

Brown chromis (Chromis multilineata) and other small reef fish swim over large boulders of Great Star Coral (Montastraea cavernosa) in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

Marine life

Biology, habits, and threats to organisms that live in aquatic environments.

Lake effect snow bands moving across the Great Lakes, seen from the Suomi NPP polar-orbiting satellite on December 25, 2017.


Sources, processes, and threats to freshwater environments and drinking water.

Ocean Guardian School students from Adams Elementary School in Santa Barbara, California, explore a local watershed to understand the macroinvertebrate community and the water quality that ultimately leads downstream to the ocean.

Elementary science

Bring NOAA resources to your kindergarten through fifth-grade students.

A student looks at papers while standing on an outdoor balcony.

Education at home

A special collection of materials for anyone working with students at home: Distance learning educators, homeschool teachers, and parents.

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