Experiments and activities
Looking to test a hypothesis? Want to build something new? Hoping to try out a new game? These experiments and activities will flex your brain while you're having fun!
Are you ready to discover your changing world? This free activity book will help you learn about Earth's climate system, the factors that drive and change it, the impacts of those changes, and what you can do to explore, understand, and protect our Earth.
Enjoy dozens of hands-on activities and lessons in this free activity for students and educators.
Need a quick activity for earth science education? These hands-on activities can be done in 15-30 minutes that get students thinking about how things really work. Activities were developed by NOAA Teacher At Sea alumni and other NOAA partners and each has been tested with students of various ages.
JetStream, the National Weather Service Online Weather School, has a collection of dozens of activities and experiments on the atmosphere, global circulations, clouds, severe weather, and more. Most of these can be done with low-cost, household materials.
When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing cozier than a warm mug of cocoa, some spiced cider, or a steaming cup of your favorite tea. But here at NOAA, we always have Earth science on the brain. As we settled down to relax with our warm winter drinks, our inner oceanographers couldn’t help but think, hey, that looks familiar! These five activities show important principles of oceanography using delicious drinks and some household materials.
Go on a quest for weather knowledge or use this weather scavenger hunt in your next lesson! Students read the selected articles on the SciJinks website to find the answers to each clue. Once they have all the clues, they will be able to spell the secret word!