Data in the Classroom
Ready, set, launch!
We are excited to announce that the NEW and refreshed Data in the Classroom website is now live. Thank you for your patience in these last few months, as we've updated both the website and resources. Learn about the changes and new features here - then visit us at dataintheclassroom.noaa.gov.
The website includes a host of new design and navigation features to help you quickly find the information and resources you need.
New Online Activities
Each module now includes interactive, online data activities for students.
Updated Teacher Guides
Modernized and updated to align with the online activities, these Guides still offer background information and a scaled,
What Has Changed and What Hasn't Changed?
What has changed? Here are some changes we've made to modernized the resources and make them more student-friendly.
New, web-based student activities have been developed for each module using the online app, Esri Story Maps. This technology can help to engage students in a story, like El Niño, while harnessing the power of data – using maps, data visualizations and data query tools. Learn more by visiting the Using the Technology page of the website.
Each module's Teachers Guide has been modernized and updated to align with the online activities.
Since not all classrooms have access to the internet, Levels 1 & 2 of the Teachers Guide contain printable worksheets that can replace the online activities.
What hasn't changed? Here are some things we've kept that you told us you really liked.
Each module continues to offer activities at five different levels of student interaction while providing user-friendly access to current NOAA data.
At this time you can access 2 of the 5 modules
El Nino Module
People blame El Niño for all kinds of abnormal weather. One of the ways to detect an El Niño event is to look at sea surface temperature (SST). By observing SST through graphs and maps, you can track the growth of plant life and even begin to predict future El Niño events. Explore our El Niño activity and download our Teacher’s Guide.
Sea Level Module
Scientists know that sea level is rising, and that we experience some of these impacts as more frequent and intense storm surge and coastal flooding events. Using data from NOAA’s satellites and coastal stations, you will do the analysis to see sea level changing. Explore our Sea Level activity and download our Teacher’s Guide.
The Coral Bleaching, Ocean Acidification, and Water Quality modules will become available in the coming months. Need access to the resources now? Visit this page to access data tools and archived Teacher Guides.