teacher listening to the presenter at a GLOBE Weather workshop


Supporting weather and climate learning, The UCAR Center for Science Education provides online educational resources and professional development opportunities for educators.

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School Field Trips to NCAR

A field trip to the NCAR Visitor Center is a fun way for your class to learn about weather, the atmosphere, climate, Sun and space weather, and more! 

Classroom Activities

Keep learning active and fun with our collection of more than 100 lessons for students about our planet, its weather, and climate.

Teaching Boxes

Teaching Boxes are collections of classroom-ready and standards-aligned activities, content, and multimedia that build student understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Learning Zone

Visit our hub for short articles, interactives, classroom activities, and media to help you learn how the Earth works.

Elementary GLOBE Books

Elementary GLOBE curriculum resources introduce students in grades K-4 to the study of Earth system science as part of the GLOBE Program. 

GLOBE Data Explorations

GLOBE Data Explorations are classroom activities that help students learn how to analyze GLOBE environmental data while also learning atmospheric science concepts and geography.

Read the Zika Zine

Learn how Aedes mosquitoes live, and you’ll discover how to reduce the number of places where mosquitoes can survive.

Infusing Science with the Arts

Explore STEAM education resources developed at the UCAR Center for Science Education

Atmospheric Science Literacy Framework

The Atmospheric Science Literacy Framework provides guidance about key topics in weather, climate and atmospheric science to include in educational programs and resources.

Exploring Atmospheric Dust and Climate

This collection of educational activities engages the public around the topic of atmospheric dust and how it affects climate change.

Curriculum Units

GLOBE Weather

GLOBE Weather is a five-week curriculum unit designed to help middle school students understand weather at local, regional, and global scales.

Hurricane Resilience

Hurricane Resilience is a 20-day high school environmental science curriculum for use in coastal locations where hurricanes are common and helps students make connections between the science of hurricanes, how they affect their community and region, and how we can plan for a more resilient future.

Project Resilience

Project Resilience is a 20-day high school curriculum that helps students examine the environmental challenges facing communities along the Gulf of Mexico and learn about resilience planning using a resilience planning toolkit.