NOAA Boosts Teaching About Oceans, Atmosphere

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) promotes education about oceanic and atmospheric science - and not only during Earth Science Week. NOAA offers resources and opportunities for students and teachers all year long.

On the NOAA Education Resources site ( you’ll find teaching tools and materials on oceans and coasts, climate, weather and atmosphere, marine life, freshwater, and other special topics. A “Climate Science Activity Book,” for instance, offers 10 learning activities focusing on essential principles of climate science.

In addition, the portal provides access to multimedia resources, lessons and activities, real-world data, related articles, science career profiles, and other background materials. Whether you’re looking for science-based news coverage of recent extreme weather events or a social networking link to reinforce learning activities, NOAA is your source for oceanic and atmospheric science education resources.