New data-driven resources available for young learners
New tools from NCEI support all educators and assist back-to-learning efforts for many grade levels. We have created resources to engage elementary school to high school-aged students and bring the reliability of NOAA data and information to a variety of learners.
NCEI Educator Toolkits
NCEI has developed a new format for combining online and affordable hands-on activities into an adaptable exploration of science topics. Each Toolkit has been crafted to align real-world science topics to appropriate Next Generation Science Standards. With time, these Toolkits will expand to encompass more of the wide-ranging types of environmental data used at NCEI:
The process of determining the landscape of the ocean floor is a pertinent endeavor as the scientific community strives to map the topography of the entire seafloor by 2030. Engage youth as they use their own creativity to determine methods to simulate early methods of modeling the ocean floor and then connect the demonstration to the current process.
Relevant grade levels: 4th to 5th grade
The goal of this Toolkit is to build understanding about the geological processes that can create a tsunami and the history of their impacts on humanity. With a combination of a simple demonstration using sandwich cookies and online visualization tools, students will gain a fuller picture of tsunamis and earthquakes.
Relevant grade levels: 4th to 10th grade
Extra Learning Resources from NOAA
Beyond curriculum support, NCEI has developed the following resources to support the exploration of science concepts and information in engaging formats:
Weather and Climate Videos
Relevant grade levels: 5th to 8th grade
This foldable activity is a great introduction to simple facts about Earth, with QR codes to connect users to NCEI full articles on each subject. A fun activity filled with useful information.
Relevant grade levels: 8th to 12th grade