NASA Wavelength

Enseñando Con Historias Y Símbolos

This activity is about symbols used by various cultures to interpret the Sun. Learners will do three separate activities to illustrate how astronomy was important to both ancient and present day cultures.

SciJinks Calendar

This calendar shows history's most extreme weather events, month-by-month. 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.

Lunar Challenge

Lunar Challenge is a curriculum kit that teaches systems thinking using an inquiry approach. Parent-child teams - grades 4-8 - use the school as a model to design and construct the first lunar colony. Community mentors provide career insights.

What Drives the Global Conveyer Belt?

In this laboratory activity, students observe what happens when a fluid of one density is placed in a fluid of a different density. The fluids are salt water and fresh water, cold water and warm water.

A Humane Model for Grazing Incident Angle

This activity models grazing incidence reflection by using students as the “sea of electrons” provided generally by metallic bonding on the surface of a metal. A tossed ball is used to represent a photon of light and the ball tosser represents the object giving off the photon.

Determining the Nature, Size, and Age of the Universe

In this lesson, students measure the size of several galaxies to reproduce a plot of Hubble's Law.

The Ozone Hole: Over 30 years of Satellite Observations

This two-sided poster presents images and information about ozone. The front features a series of color Earth images; each image reflects total ozone readings taken every October from 1979 to 2012.

Where In the World Are Major Environmental Changes?

Deforestation in Brazil is presented as an example of major environmental changes occurring worldwide. By comparing Landsat images of Rondônia, Brazil from 1975 and 1992, students will analyze the environmental impacts as well as the intended and unintended consequences of tree removal.

Jovian Planets

This is a collection of four Hubble Space Telescope images of the giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

Exploring Deep-Subsurface Life: Capstone

Learners will use the results of previous lessons in this guide to write a scientific proposal to explore another planet or moon in our solar system for signs of life.