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Point of No Return
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A new hands-on environmental STEM enrichment curriculum using the documentary Point of No Return – the gripping story of the first solar powered flight around the world – as a dynamic jumping off point to inspire students to innovate and collaborate towards sustainable solutions. Available for distance learning and classroom use for grades 3-12. Educators at Title 1 schools serving low income students can apply to receive the program for their school at no cost.

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Education resources are distributed across many websites and program offices at NOAA and partner websites. This portal is designed to help educators access these resources from one location. Materials selected for this site are organized by themes, collections, and content types that are aligned with common teaching topics and expressed needs of educators. Linked resources are organized into collections that provide the user with a toolkit of materials and activities suitable for integration into a variety of educational settings. With the exception of Elementary science, collections are not grade specific, but resources are labeled where applicable. Additional NOAA resources that support educator professional development, academic scholarship, career exploration, and education grants are also available. All materials linked from this site are free for use and distribution unless expressly noted.

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With NOAA’s Data in the Classroom, students use real-time data to explore important environmental issues (El Niño, sea level rise, coral bleaching, water quality, and ocean acidification), and develop problem-solving skills employed by scientists. Access online and classroom-ready curriculum activities with a scaled approach to learning and easy-to-use data tools. Teaching resources for each issue area include a Teacher’s Guide, Supplemental Power Point, Student Activity Sheets, and Science Standards Correlations.

Four people dragging large bags of marine debris across a beach.
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This resource helps K-12 educators teach about marine debris and involve their students in research and outreach. Students can conduct marine debris surveys, enter their data into a national database, analyze monitoring results, and become involved in marine debris stewardship within their communities.

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is pleased to offer Wildlife on WiFi, a virtual learning platform to provide parents, educators, and students with wildlife-focused educational lessons and activities. Explore 50 at home, DIY, and virtual lessons, activities, videos, storybook readings, and live wildlife webcams!

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Check out Earth School, a collaboration between UNEP, National Geographic, WWF, and many other NAAEE partners. During this time of schooling at home, many teachers and parents are looking for top-quality educational resources to help their kids learn about solutions to our most pressing challenges. To meet this demand, UNEP, TED-Ed, and partners have joined forces to offer #EarthSchool—a platform offering quality online environmental education material.

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Available for download to the eePRO community: A systems-based curriculum about interactions between global urban lifestyles and the natural environment. Targeted for middle-grades the full curriculum is 9-weeks but is modular and flexible for use in different cultures/geographies/settings. Inspired from: systems thinking, project based learning, e-STEM, design thinking, game-based learning, Understanding by Design.

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The Fifth Grade Unit Plan is titled, Climate Change—Reducing Food Waste and Composting as a Solution. In this unit, students will learn about environmental problems and how these problems are impacting our world. Students will focus on problems related to food waste and sending food to the landfill. Students will learn about backyard and industrial composting.

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