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Teacher Resources

Welcome to NOAA Boulder Teacher Resources. Our collection of labs at NOAA Boulder study Earth systems, including weather, climate, space, and oceans. Browse our collection of resources below for tools and resources to enhance your curriculum and bring NOAA science to your classroom. 

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Virtual Visits

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Grade Level Guides

Download our printable lesson plans (with links!) based on grade level below. 

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How To Make a Tsunami Animation
This cartoon shows schematically how a subduction earthquake generates a tsunami. The green material is the lithosphere (which is brittle) and the purple-red material is...
Tsunami Warning!
When a major undersea earthquake occurs near the coast, a destructive tsunami can result that will hit near-by coasts in minutes and also travel across...
Tsunami Science and Safety Videos
Know the potential warning signs of an incoming tsunami, learn about the science of these dangerous waves to help you and your community stay safe!...
Interactive Bathymetry Map
Get closer than ever with the interactive bathymetry map to learn more....
Bathymetry and Topography
These images were generated from the ETOPO2v2 (2006) database. ETOPO2v2 was created at NGDC from digital databases of seafloor and land elevations on a 2-minute...
Underwater Vents and Volcanoes
Not too long ago, scientists studying the ocean made a fascinating discovery that has helped us better understand our planet Earth. Down in the deep...


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NOAA Boulder is a Consortium of NOAA Research Laboratories in Boulder, Colorado.

Education Resources by Lab
Our Laboratories host a variety of educational materials including lesson plans, activities, posters, brochures, and more:

Chemical Sciences Laboratory
Global Monitoring Laboratory
Global Systems Laboratory
Physical Sciences Laboratory