Publication of the NOAA Education Team.
Specially for Kids - These items are designed especially
for children (grades K-5) and provide fun activities for kids to
explore the planet they live on.
- Earth Day Origami
Project - The Sun is the source of energy for life on Earth.
Put together this origami model of the Sun and learn more about our nearest star.
- NASA Kids -
This NASA web site will teach you about astronauts, the Earth, space, rockets,
airplanes and more.
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Specially for Students - These items are designed especially
for students (grades 6-12) to provide a way of learning about the earth in a
fun and informative way.
- NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab- Exciting animations, data visualizations, satellite imagery and other visually stunning datasets of Earth. Updated daily.
- Science with NOAA
- This web page provides middle school science students with research and
investigation experiences using on-line resources. Even if you do
not have much experience using web-based activities in science, the
directions here are easy to follow. Space topics include solar flares,
coronal holes, and solar winds.
- Spuzzled for Kids
- This site takes NOAA images and offers students the chance to put those images into
the correct order while also learning more about the environmental work of the Agency.
There is a spuzzle at three levels of difficulty in this section.
- The Geostationary
- This site provides satellite imagery of the eastern continental
U.S., the western continental U.S., Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii.
You can also access sea surface temperatures from this site as well
as tropical Atlantic and Pacific information. This tropical
information is particularly interesting
during hurricane season.
Concentration - A good way to learn about animals is
to track them from space. Scientists pick individual animals and fit them with lightweight,
comfortable radio transmitters. Signals from the transmitters are received by special instruments
on certain satellites as they pass overhead. These satellites are operated by NOAA.
The polar orbits of the satellites let them see nearly every part of Earth as it rotates below
and receive signals from thousands of migrating animals. After the satellite gets the signal
from the animal's transmitter, it relays the information to a ground station. The ground station
then sends the information about the animal to the scientists, wherever they may be. Tracking
migrating animals using satellites may help us figure out how to make their journeys as safe as
possible and help them survive.
- Geostationary Satellites GOES satellites provide the kind
of continuous monitoring necessary for intensive data analysis.
They circle the Earth in a geosynchronous orbit, which means they
orbit the equatorial plane of the Earth at a speed matching the
Earth's rotation. This allows them to hover continuously over one
position on the surface. Because they stay above a fixed spot on the
surface, they provide a constant vigil for the atmospheric "triggers"
for severe weather conditions such as tornadoes, flash floods,
hail storms, and hurricanes.
NOAA-N Information NOAA satellites are launched by NASA and
maintained by NOAA after they are in place. Information about the newest NOAA
satellite, NOAA-N, is available on this site. NOAA-N will collect information
about Earth's atmosphere and environment to improve weather prediction and
climate research across the globe. NOAA-N is the 15th in a series of
polar-orbiting satellites dating back to 1978. NOAA uses two satellites,
a morning and afternoon satellite, to ensure every part of the Earth is
observed at least twice every 12 hours.
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Website Owner: NOAA Office of Education,
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States Department of Commerce
Last Updated: August 31 , 2006