Weather Education Programs

Resources provided by The American Meteorological Society

Educational Resource Sites for Teachers and Students

Elementary through Middle Grades

Elementary GLOBE
Multiple science-based fictional storybook modules for students in grades K–4 to explore an aspect of the Earth system using their science skills in a variety of Earth-science topics.

Learn Science and Safety
The National Weather Service presents a fun way to teach weather science and safety through the introduction of an Owl named Owlie Skywarn.

NASA’s former Students Cloud Observations page joins forces with a new project called GLOBE to expand in cloud observations for both teachers and students.

NASA Space Place
Engaging upper-elementary-aged children in space and Earth science through interactive games, hands-on activities, fun articles, and short videos.

National Academy of Sciences' Women's Adventures in Science
A nine-volume series that showcases the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and highlights for young people the varied and intriguing careers of scientists.

NOAA Kids' Crossing
UCAR presents an interactive web learning tool for kids in the classroom to learn about science and weather-specific topics.

NOAA SciJinks
NOAA presents kid-friendly weather topics, answers, and games for an in-the-classroom activity or interactive learning.

Project WET
Interactive water education resources for elementary and middle school students and their teachers.

Science Fair Projects
An abundance of project ideas and lessons plans for teaching STEM in the classroom or at home.

Weather Wiz Kids
Meteorologist Crystal Wicker’s detailed homepage to teach kids about every weather topic, experiment ideas, and “kid zone” learning games.

Web Weather for Kids
A host of weather information, safety tips, and educator resources for teaching weather to young kids.

Young Voices for the Planet
A film series by Lynne Cherry on climate change and empowering youth.

Any Level

AGI Education GeoSource
Thousands of free geoscience education resources from a variety of organizations, from lessons to outreach and teacher professional development, for use in classrooms, scout programs, or at home.

California Education and the Environment Initiative
Providing educators with professional learning and instructional materials that demonstrate how to blend the environment into the teaching of traditional academic subjects like science, history, and English language arts.

Choosing Earth’s Climate Future
Using the video from NOVA, "Decoding the Weather Machine," and climate change data from organizations like NASA, NOAA, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, students will understand how choices made today will affect the extent of global climate change and the impacts felt throughout the world and develop a climate change action plan for their community.

Dr. Ed Hopkins' Homepage 
Listing of sources have been accumulated from preparing the daily national weather summaries for the DataStreme Project.

Educator’s Bridge
Resources for elementary, middle, and high school science educators.

Free STEM Lessons Based on GPS
An educational curriculum that uses GPS concepts and activities to stimulate student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

GOES-R Education Proving Ground
Featuring the design and development of pre- and post-launch lesson plans and activities for teachers and students.

Iowa State University Iowa Environmental Mesonet
Collecting environmental data from cooperating members with observing networks. The data are stored and made available on this website.

Learn: Atmospheric Science Explorers
Middle-school-specific modules include background information, hands-on activities using simple materials, and authentic assessment tools for teaching weather in the classroom.

MetEd Educator's Portal
Providing education and training resources to benefit the operational forecaster community, university atmospheric scientists and students, and anyone interested in learning more about meteorology, weather forecasting, and related geoscience topics.

Meteorological Service of Canada Educational Materials
Comprehensive information on the past and present impact of La Niña on the climate of Canada and its effects on the global climate.

Meteorology Education and Training Home Page
Education and training resources to benefit the operational forecaster community, university atmospheric scientists and students.

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Education and Outreach
Resources for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as parents, teachers, college students and the public at large.

National Science Education Standards
Coherent vision of what it means to be scientifically literate, describing what all students should understand and be able to do in science.

National Weather Service Virtual School Talks
The NWS National School Outreach team is ready to teach and answer your students weather questions through an online virtual classroom.

NOAA Education Resources
NOAA's portal to weather education.

NOAA's Jetstream - Online School for Weather
Designed to help educators, emergency managers, or anyone interested in learning about weather and weather safety.

NSF Earth and Environment Classroom Resources
Collection of lessons and web resources is aimed at classroom teachers, their students, and students’ families.

Penn State University Weather Links
Selection of weather resources both local to Pennsylvania and national.

Rutgers Weather Center
Current real-time weather information page for weather data, maps, and imagery from Rutgers University's Meteorology program.

The GLOBE Program
Promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system.

UCAR Teaching Boxes
Dense topic material for middle and high school science educators teaching weather-related coursework with goals and activities.

University of Wisconsin–Madison Satellite Activities to explore the effects that time and spatial resolutions can have when interpreting satellite images

Weather and Climate Resource List
Listing of available resources intended to assist those who teach weather and climate at any level from preschool through introductory college level courses.

Weather Safety Information
Safety tips for earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.

Windows on the Universe
Earth and space sciences topic information for science educators.

Additional Resources

AGI Career Compass
Career Compass provides options, tips, suggestions, and strategies for how students can obtain critical skills, experiences, and competencies in order to launch their geoscience career.

AGI Geoscience in Your State Factsheets
Highlighting geoscience areas including employment, water, minerals, energy, and hazards in each state.

NOAA Teaching Climate and the Essential Principles of Climate Literacy presents information that is deemed important for individuals and communities to know and understand about Earth’s climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches to adaptation or mitigation.

Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network Climate Literacy Quiz
How's your climate literacy? The explanations beneath each question describes each concept in plain language and links to teaching materials and references. Test your knowledge, and learn as you go.

Lockheed Martin GOES-R Series
Explore the GOES-R satellite series with a wealth of facts, videos, and outreach material.

States at Risk
A project aimed at showing how Americans in all 50 states are experiencing the impacts of climate change.