• NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions, 8th Biennial Education and Science Forum

    NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions, 8th Biennial Education and Science Forum Download the PDF brochure

  • The 2016 NEDSIS/NASA Calendar is now available in a PDF format.

    The 2016 NEDSIS/NASA Calendar is now available in a PDF format. Download the Calendar

  • Let it snow!

    Precipitation Simulator -- Set the air temperature (green) and dew point (yellow) in the four different altitudes and see what type of precipitation will fall to the ground. Watch closely. They may even change form as they fall. Learn More

  • weather satellite controller

    Imagine controlling a satellite orbiting Earth. Much like a remote-controlled airplane, you send messages and tell it what to do. That’s what weather satellite controller Tom Boyd gets to do every day for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Learn More »

  • Sattellite Graveyard

    Where do old satellites go when they die? Learn More »

  • Click play to watch the first video in "SciJinks in a Snap" - a new series of short animated videos with accompanying posters that are as entertaining as they are educational. Learn all about Space Weather and the Sun, "a burning ball of immensly hot gas, with a temper!" Download the poster »

  • Science on A Sphere at NOAA/NESDIS

    Science on a Sphere is an immersive environment for learning about earth, the environment and weather. A Science on a Sphere installation has come to the NOAA Silver Spring Campus! Students and adults will benefit from the amazing simulation of the earth's weather patterns. Learn More »

  • Play Satellite Insight, the new, fun, free iPhone game. You will have to think and move fast to keep up with the massive flow of different types of data being captured by GOES-R. More »

  • Looking Up at the Sky with NOAA and Hurricanes are two NESDIS K-12 educational aides that make learning about the sky and earth fun! Updated regularly. Download a hi-res pdf(1.5mb) Looking at the Sky with NOAA » | Hurricanes »

GOES-R Webinar Series for G6-12 Educators

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites -- R Series is the next generation of Earth-observing satellites to monitor weather and climate over the Western Hemisphere. GOES-R series satellites will collect more data in higher resolution faster than ever before. The GOES-R satellite series will also include all new instruments that collect lightning data and monitor space weather.

The first satellite in the GOES-R series is scheduled for launch in October 2016. To help educators prepare for exciting new advances and products during the GOES-R era, the GOES-R Education Proving Ground is hosting a series of webinars leading up to launch, starting on February 20th.

The webinars will take place on the following Saturday mornings at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

  • Feb. 20, 2016: Satellites 101 and GOES-R Overview
  • March 12, 2016: GOES-R Lesson Plans: For Teachers, By Teachers
  • April 23, 2016: Additional GOES-R Resources and Educational Tools
  • Sept. 17, 2016: Countdown to Launch!

For more information, including log-in instructions for the webinars, visit http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/education/goesr/

NESDIS Education

NOAA's Satellites and Information Service manages data relating to the Earth and solar environments. The links on this page are resources within NESDIS and NOAA which we believe may be of interest to students, educators, and anyone interested in learning more about our Earth-Sun environment. We welcome your input to our programs and invite comments, suggestions, and partners for development of new material.

Contact Nina Jackson at: nina.jackson@noaa.gov

Also visit: NOAA Education Outreach