Apr 01, 2019 2019-04-01
The education team of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers innovative online materials that enlighten students and educators about the breadth of scientific research, technology, and activities. These resources include student activities, case studies, tutorials, and lesson plans for education audiences of all ages. Formal lesson plans and classroom ideas emphasize hands-on activities and problem-based learning using online data resources—all correlated to National Science Education Standards and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Benchmarks for Science Literacy. Professional development opportunities are offered at educational conferences and at informal institutions to assist teachers in utilizing the wealth of online resources. Resources and archived presentations and training are available to educators in key topic areas through a partnership with the National Science Teachers Association. Educators can also apply for competitive funding for education projects.