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Special Topics

Many topics span multiple themes used to organize this education resource website. The collections presented here are current events or special interest resource collections that assist the educator in linking to NOAA resources for independent research. Materials provided in these collections are generally coarse grained indexes to specified categories of NOAA content.

Topical Resource Link Collections
Careers and Technology

Careers and Technology

Explore NOAA careers through the eyes of the scientists, managers, ship staff, and others who help monitor and provide stewardship of Earth's marine and atmospheric resources....Read more
Elementary Science Resources

Elementary Science Resources

This special Elementary Collection includes a small assortment of the types of educational science resources that are available from NOAA. The resources included in this Elementary Collection have been selected to help teachers as they plan lessons about specific topics, such as severe weather, the water cycle, tornadoes and food webs....Read more
FLL Nature

FLL Nature's Fury

Links to education resources that support NOAA's collaboration with the 2013-14 FIRST Lego League Nature's Fury Challenge....Read more
Frequently Requested Items

Frequently Requested Items

This collection contains printable PDFs for a variety of activity booklets and currucular materials that are frequently requested by educators. Puzzles, coloring pages, and stories for ages K-Adult....Read more
Hands-On Science

Hands-On Science

Nine hands-on Earth System Science activities that can be done in 15-30 minutes that get students thinking about how things really work. Activites were developed by NOAA Teacher At Sea alumni and other NOAA partners and each has been tested with students of various ages....Read more
National High School Policy Debate

National High School Policy Debate

Links to ocean-related resources to assist students in becoming the best debate team members they can be....Read more
Mark Trail Comics

Mark Trail Comics

Mark Trail comic strip writer and illustrator Jack Elrod partnered with NOAA to produce over 75 educational comic strips highlighting weather, ocean, atmospheric, and earth system science. Presented here by special permission of King Features Syndicate....Read more
NOAA in Your Backyard

NOAA in Your Backyard

Get connected to NOAA guest speakers, field trips, and professional development in your area. Provides links to NOAA resources in various regions of the country that would be of interest to educators:...Read more
Ocean Sampling Day

Ocean Sampling Day

Provides links to resources that increase awareness and involvement in Ocean Sampling Day that can help you explore more of our little known, mostly unseen ocean world:...Read more
Photos and Multimedia Resources

Photos and Multimedia Resources

Links to NOAA photos, slides, videos, animations, and charts to enhance your education programs....Read more
Science Olympiad Resources

Science Olympiad Resources

NOAA resources for Science Olympiad coaches and students focused on Meteorology, Dynamic Planet, and Water Quality....Read more