• Lightning Detection

    The first lightning detector made the invention of the radio possible. Lightning and radio may sound like unrelated concepts, but they are more similar than you might think. Learn More »

  • Sattellite Graveyard

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

  • NOAA’s environmental satellites provide data from space to monitor the earth, analyze coastal waters, relay life-saving emergency beacons, as well as predict and track tropical storms and hurricanes. Learn about the earth’s environmental observers and the data they provide.

  • Fog and Cloud Poster

    The front of this beautiful poster shows a view of Earth from geostationary orbit, how fog and low clouds affect human transportation. The back explains how fog and low clouds form and defines different types of fog. Download a full-size PDF (26 x 22.5 inches) Front | Back

  • 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 »

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.

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Also visit: NOAA Education Outreach