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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Earth's Carbon Metabolism-Revealed

In this problem set, learners will use a map of satellite data of Earth's carbon "metabolism" or Net Primary Production to answer a series of questions about carbon removal. Answer key is provided.

SciJinks: Bookmarks

These PDFs can be printed and cut out to create informational bookmarks on the GOES satellites, including one with a GOES image of Hurricane Katrina. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

Wondering about Saturn: A Short History

In this lesson, learners will listen to a read-aloud of the history of Saturn discoveries. Next, they learn two reading comprehension strategies (visualizing and wondering) that they can use to become more powerful readers of nonfiction text.

Reaping Rocks

This is an activity about collecting, describing and classifying terrestrial and lunar rocks. Learners will collect and describe rocks of varying texture, color and shapes. Descriptors will include color, presence or absence of grains and grain size, textures, banding and other patterns.

To Seek or Not to Seek?

In this introductory activity, students are introduced to the fundamental tools of scientific inquiry: observing, identifying changes, perspectives and patterns. Materials needed include student journals, pencils, crayons, plastic sample bags, microscopes, scales and rulers.

Solar Week Monday: Do the Activity - Measuring Solar Activity

This is an online lesson associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun.

Mapping Magnetic Field Lines

This is an activity about electromagnetism. Learners will use a compass to map the magnetic field lines surrounding a coil of wire that is connected to a battery.

Building and Designing a Rocket Car: The Distance Challenge

Using new and recycled materials, learners construct a rocket car that moves by the use of a balloon and a straw system. Following trial runs, learners engineer revisions to the car design to improve the distance that it travels.

S'COOL Poster

Images, charts and text aligned to the Students' Cloud Observations Online (S'COOL) project are presented on this PDF version of a two-sided classroom poster.

Identifying Galaxies

In this activity, students describe the characteristics of different types of galaxies (spiral, elliptical, barred spiral, peculiar, or irregular) in their own words. They also classify galaxies seen in the Hubble Deep Field.