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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Design Challenge: How to Keep Items Cool in Boiling Water?

This is a design challenge about heat transfer and insulation. Learners will apply the scientific method to design and build a container that will keep items cool when placed in boiling water. They will practice collaboration in team-building and in teamwork.


This activity is designed to help building student understanding of how scientific theories can change over time. Science theories change in the face of new evidence.

Playing with Magnetism

This is an activity about magnetism and magnetic forces. Learners will explore objects to which a magnet is attracted or repelled, and investigate the attractive and repulsive forces of two like and two unlike magnetic poles.

Introduction: Earth System Science

This chapter provides an overview of the science of studying the Earth system, with a focus on understanding the connections among phenomena that can be traced through the energy, hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, on a range of time and spatial scales.

Consumers Get Energy from Other Living Things

This is a lesson where learners explore how animals obtain and store energy, and draw conclusions about the interconnectedness of living things in the flow of energy.

Steady Partner, Steady Seasons

Learners model how Earth's tilt creates the seasons. They use their bodies to review the Earth's daily motions before investigating the reason for Earth's seasons in this kinesthetic exploration.

Image Scale Math

This booklet contains 11 problem sets and 9 "Extra for Experts" challenges.

Matter and Molecules

This is a lesson about the particulate nature of matter. Learners will use their bodies to model the connections between molecules in the three states of matter. They then create a poster that illustrates and explains these connections.

How Many Days are in a Year?

In this exercise, students learn about the historical development of the Julian and the Gregorian Calendars and design a reasonable calendar for an imaginary planet, considering the cycle period and making design tradeoffs, This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a coll

Mysterious Meteorites: Nobelsville Fall

Learners will listen to the story of an actual meteorite fall, participate in a brainstorm session intended to focus their interest on and arouse their curiosity about meteorites, view a slide show that provides background information, and compose a conclusion to the narrative.