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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Geometry and Angle Relationships

This is a set of one-page problems about distance craft travel on Mars. Learners will use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine distance between a series of hypothetical exploration sites within Gale Crater on Mars.

Moon in Action

Learners go outside on a clear evening and view the sky to see the Moon for themselves. Using sky charts, children navigate the Moon’s impact craters, flat plains (maria), and mountains with the naked eye and binoculars or telescopes.

Celestial Jukebox

Through the use of rhythm patterns of sounds presented in a solar system model, learners will collect data to determine orbital periods.

Solar Max: Storm Warning - Effects on the Solar System

This is a promotional folder for Sun-Earth Days 2013, containing images and illustrations of the Sun and its effects on the Solar System. Also included is information about the period known as solar maximum, as well as links to Sun-Earth Day resources and the Space Weather Action Center.

GLOBE: Atmosphere Protocol eTraining

The atmosphere (including weather and climate) is the focus of this GLOBE eTraining module. Protocols for investigating several characteristics of the atmosphere such as clouds, precipitation (rain and snow), air and surface temperature, and relative humidity are explained.

Newton's Second Law of Motion: Force, Acceleration and Velocity

This educational wallsheet provides several simple illustrations of Newton's Second Law.

Exploring Crustal Material from a Mystery Planet

Working in teams of two, learners will observe the characteristics of and classify crustal material samples. They will then infer causes for the characteristics of the different samples and the history of the "mystery" planet they originate from. This activity is from Mars Activities.

Kiuguyat: The Northern Lights

Alaska Native (Inupiat) Elders and children living in northern Alaska share their experiences and stories about the northern lights (aurora borealis). The website features a 23 minute video and a series of shorter videos and interactive animations on related topics.

Soil, the Living Skin of the Earth

This textbook chapter presents several biodiversity case studies, including a study of prairie soil, the 1930's Dustbowl, and the importance of soil conservation practices. The resource includes a link to current news articles and a teacher's guide.

Mars Pathfinder Egg Drop and Landing (EDL)

This is an activity about the Mars Pathfinder mission. Learners will use household materials to build a model of the lander, parachute and air bags in order to replicate the entry, descent and landing of the payload. Instructions, materials list and a diagram are included.