Educational Resources

  • Classroom Resources

    Explore Water in Our Earth System

    This physical interactive is designed to engage middle and high school students in ways of using multiple NASA data sets to answer questions about Earth. The wheel contains imagery from NASA’s TRMM, Aquarius, Aqua, and GRACE missions, and offers starter questions from exploring this imagery, as well as background information on each mission and links to access data sets for further investigations.

  • Elementary GLOBE: K-4 Earth System Science Unit

    Join Simon, Anita, Emily, and the rest of Ms. Patel’s class as they gain an understanding of how the Earth works as a system while preparing their end of the school year play.


    Through the use of the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server, students can experience a wealth of scientific data from NASA missions. Also included are mission plans on a wide variety of topics, as well as links to information for teachers, students, citizen scientists, and researchers.

  • GLOBE ESS Resources

    This series of GLOBE resources introduces students to the study of Earth System data over time. Activities, interactive data, and more are included within these products.

  • Connect the Spheres: Earth System Interactions

    This lesson introduces elementary and middle school students to the intricate relationship between the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and hydrosphere. Background information, a teacher guide, and images and photographs are all included.

  • Eyes on Earth

    This online interactive allows users to explore NASA visualizations in 3D. Users have access to a number of data sets, as well as imagery of Earth mission satellites in orbit. Information is included on NASA Earth science missions, as well as upcoming missions.

  • NASA's Earth Now - Vital Signs of the Planet

    A free app available for Android and iPhone, Earth Now gives users the ability to learn more about out home planet on the go. Users can see data sets in 3D, zoom in and out to get a better view, and share the excitement of Earth exploration with friends.

  • Know Your Earth

    A collection of Earth science quizzes, Know Your Earth challenges students and the public to test their knowledge of our home planet. Quizzes cover a range of Earth science topics, with a new quiz added every month through 2014.

  • Climate Kids

    Filled with age-appropriate educational games, tours, articles, activities, lessons, and more, Climate Kids offers a wealth of interactive Earth science information for students.

  • Mapping Our World Poster

    This classroom poster features artwork created with data from over a dozen NASA Earth science missions for a unique mosaic-like pattern of our world. Also included is information on how and why NASA maps the world, a student section with tools and resources for them to explore and create their own maps, and more.

  • Images & Data: Educators Guide to NASA Earth Science Images and Data

    This 16-page NASA Earth Science Images and Data booklet illustrates multiple NASA sources that allow educators to incorporate real data and images in their teaching. Sample resources as well as firsthand accounts of how these are being used in the classroom or informal education setting are included

  • Webinars & Presentations

    A View from Space: Creating Stunning Images Using Landsat

    This 3-part series of recorded webinars developed for educators will introduce you to Landsat imagery, teach you how to create images of your own location or other area of interest, and more.

  • Websites

    NASA Earth Observatory

    This web¬site features images, stories and discoveries from NASA Earth science research. Check out the Global Maps section for animated maps showing month-to-month changes of key parameters in Earth’s climate system.

  • NASA Global Climate Change

    This website features a collection of climate news, visualizations, FAQs, interactives and resources related to the changing climate and NASA’s role in studying climate change. Interactives like the Sea Level Viewer, a 3D viewer of space-based ocean topography, allow you to see the changes taking place all over the planet.

  • Earth Right Now

    This has been a big year for NASA Earth science, with five missions scheduled for launch within a twelve-month period. Earth Right Now celebrates these new missions, as well as ongoing Earth science study by NASA.

  • NASA Wavelength

    This digital library includes over 2,000 peer-reviewed Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. Use NASA Wavelength to quickly and easily locate and share resources, and discover resource collections of topics of interest, such as mapping and hurricanes.

  • Women@NASA: Earth Explorers

    This website features a collection of interviews and articles about female Earth explorers at NASA.

  • NASA Science - Earth

    This website provides insight into why NASA studies the Earth system, as well as links to big questions, missions, and other NASA sites providing background on the study of Earth.

  • NASA Earth Observations (NEO)

    NASA Earth Observations (NEO) strives to help users picture climate and environmental changes as they occur on Earth. Users can browse and download imagery of satellite data from NASA Earth observing missions, with over 50 different global datasets represented.