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.
Dr. Smith vs. the Lawyer
This math problem demonstrates a lawyer's use of some very simple science and math. The case involves a $26 million lawsuit over a construction waste landfill and lead contamination.
Pollution, Law, Multiplication
Mathematics, Number and operations, Mathematics, Problem solving
How Does Remote Sensing Search for the Geographies of the Past?
Remote sensing offers three perspectives on human or physical features: aerial (birds-eye), oblique (angled) and ground-level. Sketching a classroom object from each of the three perspectives provides students with the foundation to then complete several activities.
Elementary school, Grades 3-5, Middle school
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography
Calculator Controlled Robots: Hands-on Mathematics and Science Discovery Educator Guide
Using a graphing calculator and a Norland Research calculator robot, students create programs in TI-BASIC to direct their robot through a variety of tasks. Ten robot missions and three exploration extensions are included in this lesson booklet.
Middle school, High school, Grade 9, Informal education, Middle school programming, Informal education, High school programming
Cosmic Survey: What are Your Ideas About the Universe?
In this activity, a three-part questionnaire launches students into discussions about where objects in space are located, and when they formed - an introduction to the concepts of structure and evolution of the universe.
Middle school, High school
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Geology, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Vegetation/land cover, The nature of science, The scientific process
In these activities, students continue to explore the idea of interaction among Earth components as they identify processes in the Earth system and indicate how they illustrate an interaction between two of the Earth system components.
Earth system science, Characteristics of organisms, Organisms and their environments, Properties of Earth materials