Nasa Wavelength

Across Space and Time

In this kinesthetic activity, students will demonstrate how two spacecraft are able to document a space weather event across the Van Allen radiation belts better than one spacecraft can.

The Source of Energy Lab

In this activity about the Sun's influence on plant growth, learners will create a plant box and observe that a plant will grow towards the Sun, its primary source of energy.

SciJinks: Weather Tricktionary

This game quizzes knowledge of weather terminology. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

TerraLuna - Connecting Earth and Moon

This 12-lesson unit includes inquiry-based lessons about the surface features of the Moon and the Earth and how these two worlds formed and continue to evolve.

Data, Predictions and Linear Functions

Students will learn about the Big Bang theory of the universe through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video segment. They will use simple linear equations to analyze data that reveals the expansion and early history of the universe after the Big Bang.

Tracking Solar Flares Activity

This is an activity about identifying solar flares.

Rotational Motion and Rocket Launches

In this problem set, students are led through a series of calculations to determine the best launch site for a TV satellite.

Working with Rainfall Rates and Water Volume

In this problem set, students learn about rainfall rates and how to convert them into the volume of water that falls.

Measuring Temperature

This is a lesson about measuring temperature. Learners will apply their knowledge of how temperature affects matter to understand how a thermometer works. They then read about the history of the thermometer and the temperature scales that make the information from the thermometer meaningful.

Did Wind Create Features on Mars?

This is an activity about modeling the effect of wind on a sandy surface. Learners will use trays of sand and straws to recreate surface features of images of Mars. Participants test their ideas about how some of the features on Mars might have been produced.

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