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Welcome to National Weather Service Charleston’s Education Resource Page! The NWS’s mission is to protect life and property and educating the youth plays a vital role in achieving this mission. We created this page so educators could easily access numerous weather-related technologies and websites and incorporate them into the classroom.

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Resources for Teachers, Students and Kids of All Ages


National School Outreach

Did you know that the National Weather Service (NWS) can virtually visit your classroom and talk with your students? The NWS National School Outreach team is ready to answer their weather-related questions! 

Weather-Ready Nation Modules

This new resource was fine-tuned by the Georgia Science Teachers Association and preparedness experts at FEMA. The modules teach folks how to prepare for, survive and recover from weather emergencies. The Raytheon-developed Weather-Ready Nation modules, eight in all, each 10-minutes long are designed for grade-schoolers, as well as adults ages 13 and above. They focus on the highest-priority actions to take before, during and after bad weather, and are tailored to each U.S. state. 

Free download available!

Science On a Sphere Explorer

SOS Explorer uses the NOAA-developed Terraviz visualization engine to create an interactive Earth for a flat screen display including those projected on walls, computers, and large displays, providing teachers, students, and the public access to a library of selected SOS datasets and movies. In order to make the product more accessible for teachers, lesson plans and pre-programmed tours through standards-relevant topics are provided.  

CoCoRaHS for Schools

CoCoRaHS for Schools

CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers working together to measure and map precipitation. By taking daily rainfall observations and comparing them to surrounding sites, students use their math, science, and social skills.

NOAA Educational Resources

NOAA Educational Resources

From sea turtles to tornadoes, this webpage is a NOAA-wide educational reference for educators and students. Their Facebook page is a great place for formal and informal educators to stay connected with NOAA resources and professional development opportunities on a daily basis.

Owlie Skywarn

Owlie Skywarn

Introduce your elementary students to Owlie Skywarn Weather-Ready Kids Page! Read Owlie’s journal and so much more on this interactive site.



SciJinks is a joint NOAA/NASA weather website for kids and educators. On this site, you will find weather trivia, puzzles, classroom activities and other weather-related materials.

Why is the sky blue???

What causes tides???

Yount Meteorologist Program

Young Meteorologist Program

PLAN!T NOW’s YMP is an interactive online game that  takes kids on a severe weather preparedness adventure. They encounter different weather events – all while learning about severe weather science and safety.

JetStream Weather School

JetStream Weather School

JetStream, the National Weather Service Online Weather School, is designed to help educators, emergency managers, or anyone interested in learning about weather and weather safety.





Are you prepared for a disaster? This site teaches kids how they can help make a plan, build a kit, and get involved.



Are you a student looking for a new geoscience topic? MetEd is a free collection of training resources for the geoscience community.



Careers in Meteorology