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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Focus on Saturn's Fascinating Features

This is a lesson about Saturn. Learners will create a multilayered book with diagrams of Saturn showing its various layers, ring system, and many moons. To enhance background information on Saturn, students will practice listening to informational text.

Pulling it All Together

Learners will organize their knowledge of Saturn and Cassini to prepare to write one of the following types of nonfiction for their final piece: descriptive (poetry), compare and contrast, or summary.

Vectors from A to B

This is an activity about vectors and velocity. It outlines the addition and subtraction of vectors, and introduces the application of trigonometry to describing vectors.

Algebra 2

This is a book containing over 200 problems spanning over 70 specific topic areas covered in a typical Algebra II course. Learners can encounter a selection of application problems featuring astronomy, earth science and space exploration, often with more than one example in a specific category.

SciJinks: What's a Derecho?

This article explains the severe weather phenomenon known as a derecho. 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.

What Is Energy?

In this introductory textbook chapter, energy is defined and its sources, forms, and flow are introduced. Students are introduced to the first law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy. The resource includes links to current news articles, and a suite of pre and post unit assessments.

History of Mars Exploration

Learners will research a past, present, or future mission to Mars and share their findings with the group. The group will then create an overall Mars exploration timeline. A script, links for background sources and suggested materials are available.

How When Affects What I: When you Look, Where you Look

In this introductory global change investigation, students gather and record visual and written data from their surroundings, and through analysis, show how the sampling window chosen for examination can affect an outcome, sometimes resulting in false conclusions.

Interacting Galaxies Arp 273 Lithograph

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows an especially photogenic group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273.

S'COOL: Cloudy Days Are for Reading and Writing

In this activity, students will research weather proverbs, analyze the scientific validity of three weather proverbs and present their reasoning in an essay.