# 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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## The Source of Energy Lab

In this activity about the Sun's influence on plant growth, learners will create a plant box and observe that a plant will grow towards the Sun, its primary source of energy.

## SciJinks: Weather Tricktionary

This game quizzes knowledge of weather terminology. 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.

## Data, Predictions and Linear Functions

Students will learn about the Big Bang theory of the universe through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video segment. They will use simple linear equations to analyze data that reveals the expansion and early history of the universe after the Big Bang.

## Tracking Solar Flares Activity

This is an activity about identifying solar flares.

## Rotational Motion and Rocket Launches

In this problem set, students are led through a series of calculations to determine the best launch site for a TV satellite.

## Working with Rainfall Rates and Water Volume

In this problem set, students learn about rainfall rates and how to convert them into the volume of water that falls.

## Measuring Temperature

This is a lesson about measuring temperature. Learners will apply their knowledge of how temperature affects matter to understand how a thermometer works. They then read about the history of the thermometer and the temperature scales that make the information from the thermometer meaningful.

## Did Wind Create Features on Mars?

This is an activity about modeling the effect of wind on a sandy surface. Learners will use trays of sand and straws to recreate surface features of images of Mars. Participants test their ideas about how some of the features on Mars might have been produced.

## Lunar Phases: A Dance under the Sun

Learners use a Styrofoam ball, sunlight, and the motions of their bodies to model the Moon's phases outdoors. An extension is to have children predict future Moon phases. This activity is part of Explore! Marvel Moon, a series of activities developed specifically for use in libraries.

## The Mystery of the Missing Hummingbirds

in this science-based storybook, students learn about seasonal migration of hummingbirds as they are exposed to the scientific process. Students Anita, Simon and Dennis and the rest of Ms. Patel's class research when the hummingbirds have gone and when they might return.