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General Weather Resources
National Weather Service Education
All of the National Weather Service’s educational resources in one place. You can find educational websites for kids, science projects, activities, data resources, hand outs, and more.
Weather101 by the National Weather Service
"Weather101 is a series of FREE interactive online classes to help the public learn about meteorology, forecasting and the National Weather Service in general." These classes will expound on the NWS's SKYWARN spotter classes offered each spring and fall. Classes are available on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, or Android using the free Go-To-Webinar app.
All of the educational resources from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in one place. Learn about El Niño and La Niña, hurricanes, space weather, tornadoes, weather observation, weather systems and patterns, the climate, and tons more.
NOAA Data in the Classroom
Interactive tools and materials to help visualize data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory
Learn all about severe weather from the NOAA NSSL. Included are activities and information on thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, lighting, hail, damaging winds, and winter weather.
SciJinks: It’s All About Weather!
SciJinks is an educational website about weather from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It features information about storms, tides and oceans, the atmosphere, water and ice, satellites and technology, weather forecasting, space weather, and more, as well as games, videos, classroom activities, downloads, and more.
JetStream: An Online School for Weather
JetStream is an educational website about weather from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that includes articles and lesson plans about the atmosphere, the ocean, global weather, clouds, the upper air, upper air charts, meteorology, satellites, Doppler radar, and more.
Climate.gov: Teaching Climate
From the NOAA, Climate.gov is home to a massive catalog of resources for teaching climate. Included is a teacher’s guidebook, “The Essential Principles of Climate Literacy,” and hundreds of lessons and activities for K-12 students. Topics include Climate Systems, Causes of Climate Change, Measuring Climate, Human Responses to Climate, Nature of Climate Science, Energy Use, Climate Impacts, and tons more.
NASA Climate Kids
Climate Kids is an educational website from NASA that is organized by the topics: Weather & Climate, Atmosphere, Water, Energy, and Plants & Animals. Students can find information about the weather and climate, NASA missions and programs, games, activities, videos, graphics, interactives, and more.
UCAR Learning Zone
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has a large collection of articles, games, interactives, activities, lessons, photos, graphics, videos, and other resources for learning about the weather, atmosphere, and climate.
UCAR SkySci for Kids
SkySci for Kids is an educational website from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research that contains kid-friendly information and games on the weather and climate.
Weather Wiz Kids®
Weather Wiz Kids is an educational website by Crystal Wicker, a television meteorologist for the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana. The website contains information on climate, clouds, drought, hurricanes, lightning, rain and floods, sandstorms, sink holes, temperature, thunderstorms, tornadoes, weather forecasting, weather instruments, wind, and winter storms. Also included are experiments, games, flashcards, jokes, career information, and more.
National Weather Museum and Science Center
The National Weather Museum and Science Center in Norman, Oklahoma, is dedicated to preserving weather artifacts and weather science. If you can’t visit in person, you can find digital exhibits and educational resources on its website.
Use the Wunderground Wundermap to find weather, atmospheric, and wild fire information about any place on the planet.
Smithsonian Weather Lab
The Smithsonian Weather Lab is an interactive tool to help students visualize how ocean currents and air masses interact to form the weather in North America.
National Geographic Weather Resources
This collection of weather resources from National Geographic that includes articles, maps, graphics, videos, and interactives covering topics like rain, drought, tornadoes, wind, El Niño, the Jetstream, and more.
PBS NOVA: Cloud Lab
Learn all about different types of clouds, hurricanes, storm prediction, and more in this interactive, educational site from PBS NOVA.
Science Learning Hub Weather Lessons
The Science Learning Hub | Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao is a publicly-funded educational website for science in New Zealand. You can find tons of explainer articles, videos, diagrams, interactives, science projects, and activities on weather, including on lighting, clouds, the water cycle, solar energy, the greenhouse effect, the atmosphere, climate change, and tons more.
Weather & Atmosphere Science Projects
The Science Buddies website has a large collection of K-12 STEM lessons and science projects on weather and atmosphere. Topics include: Wind meters, ozone depletion, weather prediction, measuring oxygen content, tornadoes, hurricanes, hydrometers, and more.
Science of Weather: 5th Grade Study Guide
This guide from PragmaticMom.com provides an overview of basic weather concepts, including air pressure, clouds, climate, and more.
What Causes the Seasons?
From NASA Space Place, exploring earth and space! Explanations for students and resources for educators.
NASA Spotlites videos are short (90-120 second) student-produced videos designed to address science misconceptions. The videos are used within classroom-ready 5E lessons that utilize interactive technologies. Lessons foster conceptual change and deeper understanding of scientific vocabulary.
NASA eClips lesson, students explore how the Earth's relationship with the sun creates seasons and learn new vocabulary to describe this relationship using Frayer Models. This lesson is most appropriate for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. It is estimated this lesson will take about 45 minutes to complete.
What Are the Causes of the 4 Seasons on Earth?
From Sciencing.com, a resource for student for all things science related. Offers homework help as well as easy to understand articles that break down science concepts.
Science Projects for Kids: Weather and Seasons
From TLC's How Stuff Works. This site has a number of science projects for different seasons of the year.
Seasons from neoK12
The site offers videos about seasons for elementary students. Online games and puzzles, school presentations, and quizzes are also available. Most of the content is subscriber-only, but the videos are free to watch.
Seasons and Days
The website offers a nice set of worksheets for young learners.
What Is a Solstice and What Is an Equinox (and Why Should I Care)?
"Astronomically, our planet’s seasons change on four particular days each year, two solstices, one in June and one in December, and two equinoxes (one in March and one in September). The particular dates are targeted by scientists at the boundary between our seasons because of a series of factors based upon the relationship between the Earth and the Sun, the tilt in the Earth’s axis and how those factors play out for all of us living here on the third rock from the Sun."
How to Make 6-Pointed Paper Snowflakes
This step by step guide will teach you how to make SIX pointed paper snowflakes. Most people make (and most how-tos teach) snowflakes with four or eight points. Real snowflakes in nature form with six points
Twelve free printable snowflake templates to fold and cut into beautiful paper snowflakes.
Bentley Snow Crystal Collection
A digital library providing a high-quality collection of stunning, un-retouched images of Wilson A. Bentley's original glass slide photographs of snow crystals.
A Guide to Snowflakes
SnowCrystals.com is an educational website by Kenneth G. Libbrecht, a professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The site has tons of information and resources to learn about snowflakes. Included are fun facts, snowflake science, activities, photos, videos, diagrams, and more.
Why are snowflakes symmetrical?
This brief Scientific America articles explains how the ice crystallizing on one arm "knows" the shape of the other arms on the flake.
Make a snowflake
Demonstrate basic principles of chemistry by making a snowflake from borax