Use datasets from NOAA’s Science On a Sphere® SOS Explorer® to help explore and explain science phenomena.
Science On a Sphere® (SOS) and SOS Explorer® (SOSx) are unique and captivating educational tools that are used in science museums, visitor centers, zoos, aquariums, laboratories, and schools around the world. The Science On a Sphere® team and the SOS Users Collaborative Network are continually looking for ways to expand the educational capabilities of SOS and SOSx.
The educational material created to support SOS and SOS Explorer® is available here, including scripts, lessons plans, and evaluations. This is a growing section, so please check back often!
A group of educators within the SOS Collaborator's Network who meet quarterly to discuss primarily how SOS can effectively educate K–12 and beyond.
Resources for teachers, docents, and any educator working with Science On a Sphere®
Live Programs are carefully crafted presentations that use SOS datasets to tell a story and teach audiences about a specific topic such as ocean currents or extreme weather events.
Links to educational resources specifically for SOS Explorer® and SOS Explorer® Mobile.
Educational activities created for a deeper dive into SOS Explorer® Mobile.
Videos of experts explaining some of the datasets available for Science On a Sphere®.
SOS Explorer® and the SOS Explorer® Mobile App are great tools for teaching! These YouTube videos from the SOSx team give you an idea of some of the lessons that can be taught with these great tools.
Resources on best practices from the SOS Network for creating content and presenting on a spherical display.