Earlier this week I was checking my local weather forecast on NOAA.gov when I noticed a back-to-school announcement. The announcement highlighted some lesson plans and multimedia resources for teaching about things like hurricanes, changing sea levels, and climate resilience. The announcement also drew attention to an updated database of resources for teachers. That database is called NOAA Sea to Sky.

NOAA Sea to Sky currently contains 1239 resources that can be used to teach a wide variety of topics in science to students from Kindergarten through college. You can search and sort the database according to grade level, subject, topic, resource type, and NGSS standard. The results of a search on NOAA Sea to Sky can include full lesson plans published as PDFs, videos, and interactive media.

In the short video that is embedded below I provide a brief demonstration of how to find free lesson plans and more on NOAA Sea to Sky