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.
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.
Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! These virtual reality voyages use 360-degree images to highlight the amazing habitats, animals, and cultural resources you can find in each national marine sanctuary. Educators can use this resource to liven up their classroom lesson plans, or to inspire students to learn more about marine ecosystems.
Originally a video series for museums and other institutions, Ocean Today has grown and become very useful for educators. Ocean Today’s series for students and educators, called Ocean Today Every Full Moon, delivers a new collection of short videos about a single topic, every month on the full moon.
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.
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!
Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs has curated a collection of student films from the Ocean Awareness Contest archives exploring plastic pollution, oil spills, climate change, and environmental activism. After each film, find discussion questions as well as ways to learn more and take action on the featured issue.
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.
Archbold Biological Station, in Venus, Florida is a non-profit focused on research, conservation, and education in the Headwaters of the Everglades. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, spring 2020 field trips and public events were canceled and moved online as live-streaming events. Archbold's YouTube page has recordings of past classes and seminars as well as other educational videos.