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Are you interested in learning more about satellites, meteorology, weather phenomena and forecasting? Learn how weather satellites work, compare weather on the Earth other planets, find out the scientific facts behind weather folklore, and get an introduction to weather forecasting through the links below.


  • Student Activities in MeteorologyStudent Activities in Meteorology (SAM) I and SAM II: Information and educational activities in meteorology, climatology, ocean, and space science. Activities are designed for middle schoolers (6 - 8), but are usable for grades 4 and 12. The topics are designed so that students use trend-setting scientific research and cutting edge technology to learn the processes of science data collecting, graphing, analyzing, predicting, and including concepts of science, information and principles.
  • COMET GraphicCOMETThe Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training (COMET) Program supports, enhances, and stimulates the communication and application of scientific knowledge of the atmospheric and related sciences for the operational and educational communities. In addition to forecaster training modules, the program has a variety of resources for use in teaching geosciences to K-12 students.
  • NOAA Education ResourcesNOAA Education Resources: Information for students from K-12 as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of weather, climate change and our planet, oceans and coasts, and satellites and space.
  • NOAA View PortalNOAA View Portal NOAA View is an interactive tool that allows users to explore NOAA data, including information captured by satellites. Browse, animate, and download high-resolution imagery of the world's oceans, land, atmosphere, cryosphere, and climate.
  • Science on a SphereScience On a Sphere TM (SOS): A large visualization system that uses computers and video projectors to display animated data onto the outside of a sphere. SOS is an animated globe that can show dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans, and land of a planet. NOAA primarily uses SOS as an education and outreach tool to describe the environmental processes of Earth.
  • JPSS Education ResourcesNASA Education Resources: Information for students from K-12 as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of air, space, the universe, technology, engineering, mathematics, and NASA missions.
  • SciJinks SciJinks NOAA and NASA have joined forces to create the ultimate weather website. Targeting middle school students, SciJinks makes the science of weather fun and engaging with exciting and accessible content, games and multimedia. Find answers to mysteries like our changing seasons, lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes and other curious phenomenon. There are videos, lots of printable images and posters, and additional help for teachers.
  • Satellite DishCIMSS Satellite Meteorology for Grades 7-12: Meteorology is an excellent topic to introduce middle and high school students to geoscience, physics, chemistry and applied mathematics.
  • Web Weather for KidsWeb Weather for KidsLearn what makes weather wet and wild, do cool activities, and become hot at forecasting the weather on Web Weather for Kids!
  • Jet Stream Online Weather SchoolJet Stream On-line Weather SchoolThe National Weather Service Online Weather School. This site is designed to help educators, emergency managers, or anyone interested in learning about weather and weather safety.