NOAA Sea to Sky: Education resource database

Welcome to our new searchable database of education resources created by NOAA and our partners. If you have issues or feedback, please let us know by filling out our feedback form offsite link or emailing us at education@noaa.gov.

Audience

Grade 6-8
Grade 9-12
College+
Adults

Subject

Earth science
Social Studies

Resource type

Background information
Collection
Data product
Easy-to-use data product
Intermediate data product

Topic

Climate
Changing seasons
Climate change
Climate change impacts
Climate data monitoring
Resiliency and mitigation
Weather and atmosphere
Drought
Fires
Hazards and safety
Weather observations
Weather systems and patterns

Special categories

Safety/preparedness

Heat related illnesses and death are largely preventable with proper planning, education, and action. Heat.gov serves as the premier source of heat and health information for the nation to reduce the health, economic, and infrastructural impacts of extreme heat. Heat.gov is the web portal for the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS). This website includes data, forecasts, safety information, and much more.

Audience

Grade 3-5
Grade 6-8
Grade 9-12

Subject

Earth science
Social Studies

Resource type

Activity/demonstration
Coloring/activity book

Topic

Climate
Changing seasons
Climate change impacts
Resiliency and mitigation
Weather and atmosphere

NGSS DCI

ESS2: Earth’s Systems
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
ETS1: Engineering Design

Special categories

Lesson includes
Education at home
Informal
Outdoor education

Think about where you live. Have you ever been in a strong storm? Have you experienced flooding, a wildfire, or really hot days? These types of environmental hazards are happening more often because of climate change. Even though these events can be scary, there is so much you can do in your own community to make it better able to handle these challenges. When we work together to protect our communities from environmental hazards, we are building community resilience. In this activity book, you will learn all about community resilience and discover ways that you can make a difference. As you do the activities, keep track of your points. You will earn a badge at the end!

Audience

Grade 3-5
Grade 6-8
Grade 9-12
College+
Adults

Subject

Math

Resource type

Activities, lessons, and units
Activity/demonstration

Topic

Climate
Changing seasons

Special categories

Lesson includes
Education at home
Informal
Inquiry
Uses data

For many people, opening their windows to a chorus of crickets is a hallmark of summer nights and fall mornings, but did you know that their symphony can also be used as a thermometer? By counting the frequency of their chirps, you can estimate the temperature with arithmetic! 

Audience

Adults
College+
Grade 9-12
Grade 6-8

Subject

Earth science
Physical science

Resource type

Advanced data product
Data product

Topic

Climate
Climate data monitoring
Changing seasons

Explore vegetation data with imagery from the operational GOES East (GOES-16) and GOES West (GOES-17) satellites.

Audience

Adults
College+
Grade 9-12

Subject

Earth science

Resource type

Intermediate data product
Data product

Topic

Climate
Cryosphere
Climate data monitoring
Climate change impacts
Changing seasons

Explore images from five different Arctic sea ice products from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in a spreadsheet-like format. The tool allows you to quickly compare different time periods and regions in a tabular view by allowing you to manipulate the parameters controlling each axis of the table with a spreadsheet-like interface. This allows you to control the particular data set on display in each column and row of the image spreadsheet.

Audience

Grade 9-12
Grade 6-8
Grade 3-5
Grade K-2

Subject

Earth science

Resource type

Video
Multimedia

Topic

Climate
Weather and atmosphere
Changing seasons
Weather systems and patterns

Special categories

Other languages
Spanish

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre clima y tiempo? Este breve video ayuda a explicar la diferencia.

Audience

Adults
College+
Grade 9-12
Grade 6-8

Subject

Engineering and technology
Earth science

Resource type

Webinar
Video
Collection
Multimedia

Topic

Technology and engineering
Climate
Weather and atmosphere
Ocean and coasts
Buoys
Satellites
Climate data monitoring
Changing seasons

Collection name

Science On a Sphere catalog

A pocket-sized version of NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®, the SOS Explorer™ (SOSx) mobile app animates the world right on your smartphone. The NOAA Global Systems Laboratory education team demonstrates how easy it is to use SOSx to do mini-lessons.

Audience

Grade 6-8
Grade 9-12
College+
Adults

Subject

Earth science
Life science

Resource type

Background information
Data product
Easy-to-use data product

Topic

Climate
Changing seasons

As we head further into the Northern Hemisphere’s spring, many people across the country are ready to put winter — and its cold and snow — behind them. But, even the spring months can have their cold spells. So, when can we expect the cold to really be on its way out? The “Day of the Last Spring Freeze” map, which is based on climatology, can help answer that question for your area.

Audience

Adults
College+
Grade 9-12
Grade 6-8
Grade 3-5
Grade K-2

Subject

Earth science

Resource type

Intermediate data product
Easy-to-use data product
Data product
Background information
Collection

Topic

Climate
Weather and atmosphere
Drought
Fires
Climate data monitoring
Changing seasons
Weather systems and patterns
Weather observations
Tornadoes
Space weather
Hurricanes

Special categories

Safety/preparedness

Collection name

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service provides accurate forecasts for not only local and national weather conditions, but forecasts for marine, river, and lake conditions, fire weather, space weather, and much more. You can also find safety information and links to find past weather.

Audience

Adults
College+
Grade 9-12
Grade 6-8

Subject

Earth science

Resource type

Intermediate data product
Images
Data product
Multimedia

Topic

Climate
Cryosphere
Climate data monitoring
Climate change impacts
Changing seasons

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) offers some data in the form of images that were created Google Earth™ files that enable you to view them on a virtual globe. These images help people better understand the cryosphere — where the world is frozen — by making data more visible and interactive. Featured Data highlights some of the most requested data, as well as the newest Google Earth files.