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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Astrobiology: Science Learning Activities for Afterschool

This collection of activities presents learners with intriguing questions about the universe and provides an opportunity to explore topics related to the search for life beyond our own planet.

Universal Time

This is a lesson plan for an activity that explores time zone math.

Making Currents Flow in a Wire by Magnetic Induction

This is an activity about magnetic induction. Learners will induce a flow of electricity in a wire using a moving bar magnet and measure this flow using a galvanometer, or Am meter.

Harnessing the Sun's Energy Lab

In this hands-on activity, learners will build a solar cooker by lining a box with reflective material and adding a translucent cover. The cooker can be used to make food products. This activity recommends use of empty (clean) pizza boxes.

International Space Station LABS: Science Activity 1 Velocity: Launching the ISS into orbit

Learners will investigate how lateral velocity affects the orbit of a spacecraft such as the International Space Station (ISS). Mathematical extensions are provided. This is science activity 1 of 2 found in the ISS L.A.B.S. Educator Resource Guide.

Dream Job

This math problem demonstrates the concept of geometric progression, through an example of a million dollar contract between an employee and an employer. Application of the concept of geometric progression to social cause activism is addressed.

Estimating Biomass Loss from a Large Fire

In this problem set, learners will compare before-and-after satellite images of Greece to answer questions related to biomass loss as a result of the 2007 fires. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.

S'COOL Lesson: Severe Weather Planning

Emphasis is placed on preparing for severe weather events such as thunderstorms, tornadoes and blizzards.

Hello, Sun!

In this inquiry investigation, students learn that while the Sun appears to move around the Earth, in fact it is the Earth spinning around on its axis while the Sun remains stationary.

Astro101 Slide Set: Finding the Most Luminous Galaxy

This slide set focuses on the discovery in WISE mission data of the most luminous galaxy known in the universe. It is one of a series of short, topical presentations on new developments from NASA astrophysics missions, relevant to introductory astronomy topics.

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