# NASA Wavelength Resources Collection

NASA Wavelength is a collection of resources that incorporate NASA content and have been subject to peer review. You can search this collection using key words and/or the drop down menus to pinpoint resources to use with your audience of learners.
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## Space Math - III

This is a booklet containing 36 problem sets that involve a variety of math skills, including scientific notation, algebra, geometry, and calculus. Each set of problems is contained on one page.

## Ice Floats

This is a lesson about displacement, buoyancy, and density. Learners will understand why ice floats. Includes background information, teacher notes, assessment criteria, and related resources; activities are differentiated for Pre-K-grade 2 and grades 3-5.

## Newton's Third Law of Motion: Actions and Reactions

This educational wallsheet illustrates Newton's Third Law of Motion. The accompanying activity is an experiment in which students create a balloon and straw rocket.

## Patterns of Ocean Energy Balance

Oceans play a significant role in determining and moderating the effects of energy imbalances. Students will begin this lesson by working with temperature data to reinforce the importance of protocols, practice computing statistical measures of data and interpreting their significance.

In this activity, student teams will create a controlled experiment by building ecosystems in two 2-liter bottles. Teams determine the control conditions of both bottles, identify a test variable, and run the experiment for several weeks to determine the role of the test variable in the system.

## Angle of Light Rays and Surface Distribution

This experimental activity is designed to develop basic understanding of the relationship between the angle of light rays and the area over which the light rays are distributed, and the potential to affect changes in the temperature of materials.

## Multiplying Slide Rule

In this activity students construct multiplying slide rules scaled in Base-10 exponents and use them to calculate products and quotients.

## The Earth as a System (Grades 7-9)

This unit consists of two parts, each with several activities which require students to participate in investigations, discussions, computer data analysis, role-playing, and research.

## Understanding the Sun

In this activity, learners will use the online Space Weather Media Viewer to research answers to a set of questions about space weather, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and sunspots, and explain their impact on Earth and how Earth's magnetosphere serves to protect our planet.

## Recent Events: a Perspective on Carbon Dioxide

In this problem set, learners will compare the carbon dioxide produced as a result of two 2010 events: the eruption of the Eyjafjalla Volcano and the burning of oil on the ocean surface to address the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Answer key is provided.