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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Algebra Magic- Make your own Numbers Puzzle

This resource provides an explanation of two number/magic puzzles that can be demystified and explained by using algebra.

All About Earth: Our World on Stage

Students learn how plants, animals, water, air, and soil are all connected in the Earth system. In this storybook, Simon, Anita, Emily and the rest of Ms. Patel's class gain an understanding of Earth system science while preparing their end of the school year play.

The Satellites' Flight Configuration

In this lesson, learners will first watch a video about the orbit and formation of the MMS satellites to learn about their flight configuration. After, they will research similar facts about other types of satellites.

Is There Life on Other Worlds? The Drake Equation

This activity uses Dr. Drake's framework to have students consider the implications of each term and make their own estimates of life in the Milky Way galaxy. This activity is part of a guide that was developed in conjunction with the Cosmic Questions exhibit and complements a museum visit.

SciJinks: Tidal Weirdness

This article explores some of the finer details of predicting and understanding tides. 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.

Myth Versus Fact

This lesson introduces students to myths about the auroras in different cultures. The class will read a story relating to legends of the aurora and share their reactions to the story. The teacher must select and obtain one or more books from a list provided.

MY NASA DATA: Linkages between Surface Temperature and Tropospheric Ozone

In this data analysis activity, students investigate the relationship between between surface temperature, tropospheric ozone, and air quality.

Ancient Eclipses and the Length of Day

In this problem set, learners will compare actual versus computer track of a solar eclipse in Babylonian times to calculate the rate at which the day is lengthening over time. Answer key is provided.

The Solar System

This is a lesson about the temperature on different planets in our solar system. Learners will explore the planetary temperature system. They explore how each aspect (e.g., mass, temperature and gravity) influences the system and the consequences of disrupting that system.

Energy Conversion

In this activity, students devise ways to demonstrate that energy can change from one form to another in accord with the law of conservation of energy.

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