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.
Looking Back in Time
This lesson plan will provide a concrete way for students to understand the concept of distance in space equals distance in time. This is done using information gathered from a timeline activity in Lesson 1: Earth, the Universe, and Culture.
Middle school, Grades 6-8
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Origins and evolution of the universe, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft
In this problem set, learners will create and use a differential equation of rate-of-change of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Keeling Curve, Gigaton, Differential equation, Carbon sink, Model
High school, Grade 10, High school, Grade 11, High school, Grade 12
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Climate, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Mathematics, Algebra, Mathematics, Problem solving, The nature of science, Science and society
In this textbook chapter, students learn about the source of the Earth's internal heat engine, convection in the Earth's core, the role of superplumes in Earth's history, and the influence of tectonic activity on the Earth's climate.
Universal law of gravitation, Magma, Plate tectonics, Carbon cycle
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Geologic processes, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Geology
This collection features images taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, including image descriptions and comparison with optical images. Search options include chronological listings, images by category, and images by interest such as multi-wavelength and top rated images.
Informal education, Middle school programming, Informal education, High school programming, Informal education, General public
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Earth and space science, Solar system
This video is narrated by NASA scientist Peter Griffith who explains fast and slow carbon cycling on Earth. A banana is an example of fast, young carbon. A chunk of coal is an example of old, slow carbon.
Carbon cycle, Science on a Sphere
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Geochemical cycles, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Physical sciences, Energy, The nature of science, Science and society