Discover Your World with NOAA: An Activity Book

Discover Your World with NOAA: An Activity Book

For 200 years, NOAA has been focused on delivering "science, service, and stewardship." Making this happen leads the people of NOAA from the edge of space to the bottom of the ocean. To help you learn more about your world and how NOAA helps you explore, understand, and protect our Earth, we've put together this book with 43 different activities.

Download the full activity book or individual activities.


Activity Book (121MB, pdf)




Book Introduction (7.18MB, pdf)
NOAA Introduction (2.23MB, pdf)
NOAA’s Building Blocks (3.62MB, pdf)

Section: Explore the Earth

Boat Building Challenge (1.82MB, pdf)
Make Your Own Astrolabe (1.40MB, pdf)
Make Your Own Compass (1.44MB, pdf)
Tied Up In Knots (3.03MB, pdf)
Who’s Blue Peter (1.10MB, pdf)
The Water Writers (1.02MB, pdf)
Nautical Chart Challenge (8.78MB, pdf)
Build An Underwater Robot (1.51MB, pdf)
Earth Origami (1.74MB, pdf)
Make Your Own Volcano (2.42MB, pdf)
Do You Have Twisted Vision (1.93MB, pdf)
Be A Shipwreck Detective (3.07MB, pdf)
Weird, Red And Slightly Gross (2.04MB, pdf)

Section: Understand The Earth

Follow That Hurricane (4.38MB, pdf)
Build Your Own Weather Station (1.56MB, pdf)
Be A Citizen Weather Reporter (682KB, pdf)
Tornado In A Bottle (1.33MB, pdf)
Be A Tree Ring Detective (1.98MB, pdf)
Your Own El Nino (1.22MB, pdf)
Please Pass The Salt (1.65MB, pdf)
Satellite Communications (2.27MB, pdf)
Wooly Magma (1.64MB, pdf)
Survey Mark Hunting (1.91MB, pdf)

Section: Protect The Earth

Ocean Diversity Challenge (2.32MB, pdf)
Motion From The Ocean (6.84MB, pdf)
The Ocean Drugstore (3.12MB, pdf)
Who Trashed The Ocean (2.82MB, pdf)
It All Runs Downhill (1.29MB, pdf)
Toxic! Or Is It? (751KB, pdf)
Invasive Species Super Sleuth (712KB, pdf)
Your Alien Dodecahedron (2.88MB, pdf)
Endangered Species Origami (1.73MB, pdf)
Is Our Climate Changing (1.56MB, pdf)
Where Will The Polar Bears Go (7.15MB, pdf)
Following The Ocean Unicorn (7.44MB, pdf)
Make An Edible Coral Reef (7.30MB, pdf)
Now That’s Complex! (2.32MB, pdf)
Fixing Our Earth (3.21MB, pdf)