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Classroom-ready data resources

Analyzing Ocean Tracksoffsite link
9th - 12th grade & undergraduate • Teacher guide • Links to standards

Observe the movement of elephant seals, laysan albatross, northern bluefin tuna, and white sharks from the Tagging of Pacific Predators Project (TOPP) in a student-friendly interactive map. This site includes lesson plans and teacher’s guides for high school and undergraduate courses.
Interactive map • Numerical data • Graph/figure


Carbon Cycle Toolkit
8th - 12th grade & undergraduate • Teacher guide • Links to standards

This activity familiarizes students with carbon cycle science, specifically focusing on the trends in atmospheric carbon dioxide. It also includes real-time data and a thorough background on the carbon cycle and greenhouse effect.
Interactive map • Numerical data • Graph/figure


Climate & Data ACLIPSE Activitiesoffsite link
6th - 12th grade • Teacher guide • Links to standards

This collection uses real-time environmental data in self-directed student activities exploring the natural world. Students learn about carbon cycling, ocean acidification, and other phenomena related to climate change. These modules are designed with a three-dimensional approach to teaching in mind and use a data literacy framework.
Interactive map • Numerical data • Graph/figure


Data in the Classroom
6th - 8th grade • Teacher guide • Links to standards

Data in the Classroom has structured, student-directed lesson plans that use historical and real-time NOAA data. The four (soon to be five) modules address research questions and include stepped levels of engagement with complex inquiry investigations with real-time and past data.
Interactive map • Numerical data • Satellite imagery • Graph/figure • Modeled/predicted


Estuaries 101 Real-time Data System Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP)
6th - 12th grade • Teacher guide • Links to standards

Estuaries 101 helps students and teachers increase their knowledge of coastal and estuarine science and how estuaries affect their daily lives. The curriculum modules in Estuaries 101 feature hands-on learning experiments, field work, interactive maps, and data explorations using data from NOAA’s network of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves.
Interactive map • Numerical data • Graph/figure


Fishing for Information
9th - 12th grade • Teacher guide • Links to standards

This lesson uses Alaska Groundfish Survey Data from NOAA Fisheries to guide students in developing a research question and understanding the data acquisition process. Students use evidence to draw conclusions.
Interactive map • Numerical data


GLOBE Data Visualization
K - 12th grade & undergraduate • Teacher guide • Links to standards

View data collected by teachers and students participating in the GLOBE Program and long-term air temperature and precipitation observations from the Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN).
While lessons for data collection and other activities are a part of the GLOBE website, specific lessons for manipulation of this data are not provided at this link. 
Interactive map • Numerical data • Graph/figure


Teaching with Great Lakes Scienceoffsite link
4th - 12th grade • Teacher guide • Links to standards

Explore lessons, datasets, and inquiry projects designed for educators interested in Great Lakes science. Modules can be mixed and matched. The Great Lakes FieldScope allows students to examine data from rivers and streams, watershed boundaries, political boundaries, elevation, and land cover.
Numerical data •  Graph/figure