If you're an educator, you can benefit from the wealth of resources on The Weather Channel Kids. With the help of standards-based lesson plans accessible in this section, your students' exploration of weather and climate takes on added significance because you're able to address many of your instructional objectives. You'll see quickly that the educator resources are by teachers for teachers, generally organized around four themes:
A cornerstone of The Weather Channel’s commitment to public service, SunSafety educates people on two issues that potentially affect everyone: Ultraviolet (UV) overexposure and skin cancer. With information, tips, and resources for UV safety, WeatherREADY Sun Safety enables your students to map out a personal strategy for staying healthy while still enjoying the great outdoors. The paths toward that greater understanding also follow curriculum standards that are likely to be important to you.
Forecast Earth focuses on the causes and effects of the powerful climate and environmental forces that are changing our planet. The following lesson plans were developed to support this special programming and meet national teaching standards, particularly those that apply to environmental and earth science.
Ever wondered how tornadoes form or how the Hurricane Hunters fly into the eye of the storm? Do you think kids have pondered these questions, too?! Well, The Weather Classroom helps you guide your students on their quests for these answers. Following their lines of inquiry and their curiosity usually leads to more questions!
Severe weather affects every part of the world all year long, and the goal of our program is to teach people how to prepare for severe weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, lightning, extreme heat, and severe winter weather. The Weather Channel staff of expert meteorologists and educators have worked together to develop this collection of weather safety and preparedness materials.