Informal Activities


Title Description URL
Activities About Ocean, Coasts, and Weather
pdf 126 Mb
Set of 43 activities grouped into three themes: Explore The Earth, Understand The Earth and Protect The Earth. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Watch Out Storms Ahead
Owlie Skywarn's Weather Book

pdf 1.6 Mb
Children's booklet provides information and activities on ways to survive hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, floods and winter storms. weather.gov/os/
brochures.shtml
How Do You Make a Weather Satellite?
pdf 1.7 Mb
Booklet describes the principles of remote sensing satellites. weather.gov/os/
brochures.shtml
Arctic and Antarctic Activity Book
pdf 2.2 Mb
Activity book for young students about the animals of the Arctic and Antarctic. coastalscience.noaa.
gov/education/
Chesapeake Bay Activity Book
pdf 1.6 Mb
Activity book for young students about the animals of the Chesapeake Bay. coastalscience.noaa.
gov/education/
North Carolina Coasts Activity Book
pdf 909 Kb
Describes science and hazards related to flooding. coastalscience.noaa.
gov/education/
Salish Sea Activity Book
pdf 1.1 Mb
Activity book for young students about the animals of the Salish Sea. coastalscience.noaa.
gov/education/
Mobile Bay Activity Book
pdf 888 Kb
Activity book for young students about the animals of Mobile Bay. coastalscience.noaa.
gov/education/
Hawaiian Islands Activity Book
pdf 2.9 Mb
Activity book for young students about the animals of the Hawaiian Islands. coastalscience.noaa.
gov/education/
Coastal Louisiana Activity Book
pdf 2.8 Mb
Activity book for young students about the animals of coastal Louisiana. coastalscience.noaa.
gov/education/
Coral Reef Activity Book
pdf 4.2 Mb
Activity book for young students about the animals of the coral reef. coastalscience.noaa.
gov/education/
Boat Building Challenge
pdf 1.7 Mb
Design a boat hull that can float a specified weight and then design a way to propel your vessel using wind power. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Make Your Own Compass
pdf 1.4 Mb
Make a simple compass to find magnetic north or south. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Tied Up In Knots
pdf 3 Mb
Learn to tie some basic knots that have been used by sailors for centuries and are useful in everyday life. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Who’s Blue Peter?
pdf 946 Kb
Make a set of nautical signal flags, and use them to send messages. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Earth Origami
pdf 1.7 Mb
Make a three-dimensional model of Earth. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Make your Own Volcano
pdf 2.4 Mb
Make a model of a volcano that erupts. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Tornado in a Bottle
pdf 1.2 Mb
Create a vortex similar to the wind pattern of tornadoes. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Your Own El Niño
pdf 1.1 Mb
Create a working model that shows the El Niño effect, trade winds, and upwelling. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Please Pass the Salt
pdf 1.6 Mb
Experiment to find some of the ways that salt changes the physical properties of water. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Satellite Communications
pdf 2.2 Mb
Demonstrate two of the basic principles that make satellites useful. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Wooly Magma
pdf 1.5 Mb
Make a colorful model of Earth’s structure. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Motion From the Ocean
pdf 6.8 Mb
Make a mobile of ocean animals. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
It All Runs Downhill
pdf 1.2 Mb
Make a model of a watershed, and show how rainfall carries pollution into the ocean and other water bodies. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Toxic! Or Is It?
pdf 585 Kb
Use a radish seed bioassay to test for toxicity. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Endangered Species Origami
pdf 1.6 Mb
Make origami models of whales and turtles. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Make an Edible Coral Reef
pdf 7 Mb
Make an edible model of a coral reef. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
The Water Writers
pdf 902 Kb
Make a sounding box and discover the profile of a model sea floor. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Nautical Chart Challenge
pdf 8.8 Mb
Discover how a nautical chart can help sailors navigate safely in unfamiliar waters. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Build an Underwater Robot
pdf 1.4 Mb
Make a simple underwater remotely operated vehicle. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Be a Shipwreck Detective
pdf 3 Mb
Examine information about items found in and around a shipwreck, and draw conclusions about the ship, who was aboard, and why it sank. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Follow That Hurricane
pdf 4.5 Mb
Track a hurricane using the same type of chart as the National Hurricane Center. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Build Your Own Weather Station
pdf 1.5 Mb
Track a hurricane using the same type of chart as the National Hurricane Center. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Be a Citizen Weather Reporter
pdf 544 Kb
Set up a weather journal and record measurements from the instruments in your weather station. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Survey Hunting
pdf 1.8 Mb
Get information on the location and description of survey marks in your geographic area. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
Ocean Diversity Challenge
pdf 2.2 Mb
Try to find all 73 ocean organisms in the Year of the Ocean poster. celebrating200years.
noaa.gov/edufun/
book/welcome.html
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