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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Preventing Hypothermia

In this demonstration, the process of cooling by evaporation is related to the serious health risk of hypothermia. Materials required include a desk fan, thermometer with exposed bulb, cotton or gauze, bowl, and material including cotton and wool.

Draw Your Own Visualization

Students learn to identify and communicate important patterns in a dataset by drawing a visualization, and begin to interpret those patterns. Resource includes a student data sheet and scoring rubric.

Making a Space Weather Script

In this activity, learners write space weather reports using current data about the Sun and create a broadcast script to present the researched information to an audience.

Log Tape

In this activity students construct Log Tapes calibrated in base-ten exponents, then use them to derive relationships between base-ten logs (exponents) and antilogs (ordinary numbers).  This is activity B1 in the "Far Out Math" educator's guide.

SciJinks: Why Does the Atmosphere Not Drift Off Into Space?

This brief article describes Earth's gravity and it's role in keeping the atmosphere bound to Earth. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

Precious Freshness

Fresh water resources- their quantity, location and distribution- are briefly discussed in this two-page article. The article can be used as a "reading to be informed" activity in a stand-alone fashion or can be incorporated into a lesson plan.

A Sling Psychrometer and Relative Humidity

In this activity, students build a basic understanding of how a sling psychrometer is used to determine relative humidity and learn how to read a chart to determine this relationship. In addition, the student will become familiar with the concept of dew point.

Quaky-Shaky Design Challenge

In this engineering challenge, student teams are introduced to the engineering design process, and then construct and test an earthquake-resistant structure.

Inquiry Icebreaker: An Ice Experience

This is a lesson about the phenomenon of ice and about scientific inquiry. Learners will ask scientific questions about ice, will delve into the nature of science, embark upon scientific inquiry, and will practice scientific enterprise.

Universe Discovery Guides

These guides showcase education and public outreach resources from across more than 20 NASA astrophysics missions and programs.

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