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Education Resources

Child with umbrella with weather images
Child with umbrella

NCEI has a unique role in advancing education and understanding by providing authoritative data and information. The true success of NCEI’s mission as an organization depends on teachers and educators using our data in new and exciting ways. We encourage educators to access our datasets or our climate analysis tools for use in lessons. To do so, visit the Data Access or the Climate Information sections of NCEI's website. In addition to using our data to support your work, check out the following list of excellent resources for climate and weather education.

Climate Resources

  • provides science and information for a “climate-smart” Nation. On the site you will find datasets, maps, reports, data products, articles, climate and weather news, and education resources. The educational materials consist of more than 500 reviewed lessons.
  • Climate Kids
    This NASA website is designed specifically for children and includes a section for teachers. The content is geared towards weather and climate awareness. It provides clarifying activities, educational games, lessons, resources, and articles.

Resources for Educators

NCEI connects educators and students of all levels with teaching and learning resources about the atmosphere, climate, and ocean. Our external education links are from trusted, authoritative partners and are scientifically vetted for validity. Click on the links below for specific topics.