Water, Water Everywhere!

What’s it like to be a drop of water? Find out by following these links!

Make it Rain! Activity from Web Weather for Kids

EPA Environmental Explorers Club Water Website

All About Water from the USGS Learning Web

Environmental Education for Kids! Water Wonders

The Water Cycle from Classroom to the Future

Science Court Water Cycle

Animated Water Cycle (flash animation)

Stuff in the Sky

Look up! What do you see? Discover the stuff in our atmosphere, such as air, clouds, and rainbows. Explore what is beyond the Earth’s atmosphere too!

Web Weather for Kids
Explore inquiry-based activities and information for children at home and/or in the classroom. Try your hand at forecasting, learn about all types of weather, and enjoy the games, stories, activities and teacher tips.

NCAR’s High Altitude Observatory
These scientists are dedicated to the study of the Sun and how the Earth’s upper atmosphere responds to it. Learn basic Sun facts, take a look at images of the Sun, and learn about solar physicists throughout history.

Space Weather
Another excellent Windows to the Universe site! It provides real-time data regarding solar activity as well as descriptions of key space weather phenomena including auroras.

Windows to the Universe
A popular and engaging site covering earth and space science at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Over 5000 web page with excellent graphics convey information. Explore and try a game or two! You’ll be surprised at how much you learn along the way.

World Weather Watch
An interactive weather site for students from around the world who report their hometown’s weather, view the global range of weather for the same time period, join discussions with other participants in the program, and post and view photos at the site’s World Weather Gallery. Understanding global weather has never been easier!

NOAA’s Playtime for Kids
Created by Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services just for children! Winter storms, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, safety tips, general weather information and links to weather-related coloring books and other weather- or science-centered sites are included.

The Franklin Institute Online
Take a look at weather and learn about careers in meteorology, historical weather data and tips for making weather stations. The site’s Weather Hotlist is particularly thorough. Check it out for even more weather site exploration.

NASAKids
Learn about NASA missions and science, rockets and airplanes, Earth, space and beyond! Join the NASA Kids Club (it’s free) from the site and submit your creative writings and/or art, or collect NASA trading cards…. There’s a lot to explore at NASAKIDS!

Look out for Dangerous Weather!

Find out how powerful weather can be! Explore tornados, hurricanes, blizzards and more and find out how storm chasing scientists study dangerous weather events.

Web Weather for Kids
Explore games, stories, activities, and information for kids about all types of dangerous weather.

Hurricane Strike!
An award-winning interactive course on hurricane science and safety. Visit a family in Florida and help them prepare as a hurricane approaches their town. Learn how and where hurricanes form, create your own hurricane, and investigate how weather patterns steer hurricanes toward the U.S.

Chase Day
Storm chaser and site creator, Gene Moore tells you all about the storms he’s caught! Check out his incredible pictures of tornadoes, hail, lightning, rain, and more!

NOAA’s Playtime for Kids
Check out the information on this site about winter storms, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, and safety tips. The NOAA Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services created this site just for kids!

Owlie Skywarn
Log in here to learn about the hazards of severe weather including tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, flash floods and winter storms. Owlie is the official mascot of the National Weather Service (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA for Kids
This site teaches how you can be prepared for disasters -- many of which involve severe weather.

NOAA’s Kid’s Hazards Quiz
Are you prepared for natural disasters such as tsunamis, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, winter storms, wildfires, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes… Next navigate their natural hazards web site to learn more.

Dan’s Wild Weather Page
An educational site dedicated to weather and created by meteorologist and Alabama news weatherman Dan Satterfield, it covers a wealth of weather topics with excellent graphics and photos to assist learners of various ages.

Living in the Greenhouse

Explore how changes in our atmosphere are warming up the Earth. Learn how scientists solve mysteries about how climate change is affecting our planet.

Ecokids
This is a fun site where you can learn about our environment. Click on the Eco-Info tab where you’ll uncover a treasure trove of climate change and environmental topics to explore.

Kids Helping the Environment
This is a great list of links for kids wanting to learn more about the environment through games, tips and information about the world around us.

EPA Global Warming Kids Site
The Environmental Protection Agency has created a website just for kids where you can learn, play games while learning about global warming.

The Great Green Web Game
See how buying decisions effect the environment. This game takes you through a series of questions that test how much you know about the environment. (Note: This game may take a long time to load!)

Climate at the Exploratorium
Learn how researchers study climate change. This site explores our atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, bioshere and finally the predicted global effects of climate change.

Global Warming: Focus on the Future
This is the official web version of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast exhibit. Learn about the changes in our climate over time, how climate change is caused, and what you can do to help. Don’t forget to play some of the games on the site!

NASA’s Earth Observatory
This site provides information on our Earth’s climate and environmental change through satellite imagery and scientific information.

Making Science Happen!

Learn how science works by doing cool experiments and learning about nifty scientists who explore our world and beyond!

Science with NOAA Research
Providing middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using online resources. Find out about El Nino, investigate hurricanes and climate change, interpret maps of winds, waves, and temperature…. There’s no time to get bored here with so much to discover, see and do!

Climatologist’s Toolbox
Learn how scientists measure climate over time. Climate models, ice cores, glaciers, lake sediment, tree rings, satellites, Global Positioning Systems… they’re all here. Learn about the science from the scientists who do the research today at our leading climate research institutions.

Brainpop
This science site touches upon a variety of science issues in an engaging yet informative manner. Flash animation and movies are used extensively to explain and entertain.

Hunkin’s Experiments
Use everyday materials to explore the world of science and math. Cool cartoons come with each experiment!

The Why Files
A new story is posted each week that explores the science behind the news.

The USGS Learning Web
Click away to discover the wealth of geology-related information, downloads, games and activities. Under Playtime Wizard, there are enough fun activities to fill a rainy afternoon.

Games and Activities

Fun and Games from Windows to the Universe!

Cloud Matching Game from the Web Weather for Kids Website

Cloud Concentration Game from the Web Weather for Kids Website

Weather Activities to try at School or Home!

Be an Atmospheric Explorer and try weather experiments at home or school:

The Earth Gallery

The Earth Image Archive from Windows to the Universe

NASA’s Earth Observatory

Fun Fact of the Month!


Cool UCAR/NCAR Links to Explore!

Web Weather for Kids
Explore inquiry-based activities and information for children at home and/or in the classroom. Try your hand at forecasting, learn about all types of weather, and enjoy the games, stories, activities and teacher tips

NCAR’s High Altitude Observatory
These scientists are dedicated to the study of the Sun and how the Earth’s upper atmosphere responds to it. Learn basic Sun facts, take a look at images of the Sun, and learn about solar physicists throughout history.

Windows to the Universe
A popular and engaging site covering earth and space science at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Over 5000 web page with excellent graphics convey information. Explore and try a game or two! You’ll be surprised at how much you learn along the way.