NOAA's Mission: Science, Service and Stewardship

1. To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts;

2. To share that knowledge and information with others; and

3. To conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.

As part of this mission NOAA has created some educational resources for grades K-12, these can be found below.


Link: Understanding Sea Level Using Real Data
Description: Scientists know that sea level is rising, and that we experience some of these impacts as more frequent and intense storm surge and coastal flooding events. Using data from NOAA’s satellites and coastal stations, you will do the analysis to see sea level changing. Explore our Sea Level activity and download our Teacher’s Guide.
Flood Type: Coastal flooding
Grades: 6-8
Year: 2017
Author/Creator: NOAA
Cost: Free
Education Standard: Yes, see website for details
Training Type: Exercises/Activities, Curriculum/Lesson plan, Online leson
Resource Type: Document, Multimedia
Language: English


Link: Tsunamis - NOAA
Description: Lessons, activities, and multimedia about Tsunamis.
Flood Type: Tsunami
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Year: 2011
Author/Creator: NOAA
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Online lesson
Resource Type: Collection, Multimedia
Language: English


Link: Owlie Skywarn
Description: Owlie Skywarn is the National Weather Service's go-to Owl for weather science and safety information. Have fun learning about weather science with Owlie!
Flood Type: Extreme weather event, Riverine flooding, Flash flooding
Grades: K-2, 3-5
Year: 2017
Author/Creator: NOAA
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Exercises/Activities
Resource Type: Multimedia
Language: English


Link: Extreme Weather and Estuaries
Description: In this activity, students investigate how hurricanes can affect estuaries and coastal communities. Students begin by studying the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve in the Cape Fear area using Google Maps and predicting which areas of the reserve might be more vulnerable to the onslaught of high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge than others. Finally, they monitor and interpret the changes in water quality factors day by day as a severe storm approaches, strikes the estuary, and then dissipates.
Flood Type: Hurricane, Storm surge
Grades: 9-12
Year: Unknown
Author/Creator: NOAA
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Curriculum/Lesson plan, Exercises/Activities
Resource Type: Document
Language: English


Link: Green Infrastructure Protective Services Animation
Description: This simple video explains green infrastructure—what it is and how it protects communities from coastal storm impacts. The video also provides information about actions communities can take to reap the benefits from this nature-based storm protection technique.
Flood Type: Water resources management
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Year: Unkown
Author/Creator: NOAA
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Online tutorial
Resource Type: Video
Language: English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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