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K-12 Education

The mission of NESDIS Education is to provide opportunities for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to learn about the information we collect, which spans from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the Sun, and how we use it to learn about and protect our environment.

We aim to inspire students and the public, help educators incorporate resources into their teaching, and build enduring relationships with partners whose expertise complements our own.

Check out what we have to offer below. 


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Educational Resources from NESDIS

Data in the Classroom
With NOAA’s Data in the Classroom, students use real-time ocean data to explore today’s most pressing environmental issues, as well as develop problem-solving skills employed by scientists.
Visit Data in the Classroom
Science on a Sphere
This interactive program is a room-sized global display system that projects visualizations of planetary information onto a six-foot diameter sphere to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages.
More about Science on a Sphere
GOES-R Education
The GOES-R program operates NOAA's latest and most advanced fleet of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) that monitor Earth's weather.
Educational Resources for GOES-R
JPSS Education
The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA that operates the Nation's newest system of polar-orbiting satellites that collect environmental information about the Earth.
Educational Resources for JPSS
Teach with a World of Data from NOAA View
This online educational tool offers a one-stop shop for breath-taking satellite imagery and engaging data products designed to give users a better understanding of the environmental and weather phenomena that shape our planet.
Explore with NOAA View
Teacher Opportunities
The NOAA Education website provides information about opportunities that are available to educators, including the NOAA Teachers at Sea and Climate Stewards programs.
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Student Opportunities
Interested in an internship or career in NOAA? The NOAA Education website offers a variety of opportunities for students, including the NOAA Educational Partnership Program, the Hollings Scholarship, the Nancy Foster Scholarship, and information about how to become involved in your local Weather Forecast Office.
More information for students
Have you ever wondered how much a satellite weighs or where the sky ends and space begins? If so, you've come to the right place!
See infographics
Want to learn on how weather satellites are built, how NOAA spacecraft inform the nation's weather forecasts, or how GOES-R will get into orbit? Then check out these fun, informative videos!
Watch educational videos
Mobile-Friendly Educational Resources
These games and interactive activities highlight the science behind NOAA's efforts to understand and protect the planet's natural resources.
Check out interactive resources
Games and Apps
A list of NOAA’s mobile-friendly STEM educational resources that will help fill the gap, especially for students in need of higher-level resources in chemistry, environmental science, and technology.
See all games and apps