Image Collections. Need an image related to global change? This is the best place to begin your search.
Crosswords: Weather Every month the New York Times puts together special educational crossword puzzles. This one's theme is weather.
and Environmental Education. Extensive list of link to education resources,
maintained by the Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO).
Department of Energy (DOE)
Homeroom. Education site sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy's ARM Program (ARM stands for Atmospheric Radiation Measurement"). (link verified 8 Oct 2007)
DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research Global Change Education Program (link verified 8 Oct 2007)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Climate Change Site (links verified 8 Oct 2007)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
WWW Servers with Educational Materials about Earth Science and Global Change. From the Global Change Master Directory, maintained by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.(link verified 8 Oct 2007)
NASA Education Programs (link verified 8 Oct 2007)
For Kids Only This site maintained by NASA's Earth Science Enterprise site will show you how different NASA missions study Earth's air, land, natural disasters, water. Plus you can find out where the Terra satellite is right now. It's worth a look even if you aren't a kid. (link verified 8 Oct 2007)
NASA Science Learning. Earth-Sun System Science section of this page includes links to: (link verified 8 Oct 2007)
Our Mission to Planet Earth: A Guide to Teaching Earth System Science [PDF]. Guide (published 1999) for grades K-4.(link verified 8 Oct 2007)
Goddard Space Flight Center: Education Programs.(link verified 8 Oct 2007)
Goddard Institute for Space Studies: Education.(link verified 8 Oct 2007)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Educational Outreach.(link verified 8 Oct 2007)
Earth Observatory, Reference Section.(link verified 8 Oct 2007)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Teacher Resources. From NOAA Constituent Affairs.(link verified 8 Oct 2007)
Education. Site maintained by NOAA. Includes: (links verified 8 Oct 2007)
National Weather Service, Education Links.(link verified 8 Oct 2007)
Education & Outreach: Paleoclimatology. (link verified 8 Oct 2007)
National Science Foundation
GEO Education. Geosciences education site maintained by the NSF's Directorate for Geosciences (GEO).
NSF Establishes Five New Centers to Develop Teaching Leadership in Science and Mathematics. Press release (dtd 23 Oct 2002) from the National Science Foundation. (link posted 17 November 2002)
Forces of Change. Forces of Change is a new program about the dynamics of global change at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Includes:
Looking@Earth. "The Looking at Earth gallery first opened to the public May 8, 1986 in the National Air and Space Museum [NASM] on the Mall in Washington, D.C. It documents the changing ways that we have viewed our planet from above. This online version is part of an ongoing effort by the NASM web site to create a `virtual' representation of each of the physical galleries of the museum. Each completed online gallery brings as much information as possible from the the physical gallery to the internet visitor."
Earth Today. Museum and online exhibition. "Viewing the Earth from space, we can observe how its atmosphere, oceans, landmasses, and life interact as global systems. Using advanced computer technology and visualization techniques, Earth Today displays data from Earth orbiting satellites in near real time, giving an up to date picture of conditions on our planet. "
US Geological Survey (USGS)
The Learning Web. "Dedicated to K-12 education and lifelong learning. Explore things on, in, around and about the Earth, such as land, water, plants, animals and maps."
Sites Sponsored by Others
Ancient Ice, Cool Science: Climate Change in the North. Internet resources related to an exhibit at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center (Bowdoin College, Maine).
Atmosphere, Climate & Environment Information Programme. The program is supported by is the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to "disseminate information, without advocacy or bias, on the causes, effects of and controls on air pollution and climate change, within the framework of national legislation and international discussion." Includes Information and Teaching Resources section with Global Climate Change Student Information Guide, information sheets and teaching & activity resources. (link posted 22 May 2003)
Earth Science Education Resources. From the Department of Physics/Astronomy, Western Washington State University.
EXPLORES! Teacher's Resource Guide. From Florida State University, Department of Meteorology.
Frank Potter's Science Gems. "Great links to great science resources."
Global warming education. From the UK Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment. "GLOBE is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program." GLOBE is a cooperative effort of schools, led in the United States by a Federal interagency program in partnership with over 140 colleges and universities, state and local school systems, and non-government organizations. Internationally, GLOBE is a partnership between the United States and 95 other countries.
Government of Canada:
Government of Germany
Government of the United Kingdom
K-12 Education. From the Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Metropolitan East Coast Assessment Education Module. A "a package of GIS software, datasets and lesson plans designed for educators who are interested in using GIS technology to explore global climate change issues." From
One Sky, Many Voices. "A project to create innovative inquiry-based K-12 science curricula that utilize current technologies such as CD-ROMs and the World Wide Web for Interactive Study."
ScienceNetLinks. "Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students."
Temperature Rising. "Simon Fraser University, the Government of Canada, the Greater Vancouver Regional District, and the Government of B.C., together with other partners, have developed information material on the science of climate change. The Temperature Rising poster and activity kit are designed for B.C. grade 10 to 12 audiences with curriculum links to subjects such as Geography, Earth Sciences, and Social Studies."