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.
MY NASA DATA: How Much Water is Available in the Atmosphere for Precipitation?
This lesson explores the relationship between the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere available for precipitation and actual precipitation levels.
Water vapor, Precipitation
High school, Middle school, Grades 6-8
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Ocean and water, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Remote sensing
How Does Remote Sensing Search for the Geographies of the Past?
Remote sensing offers three perspectives on human or physical features: aerial (birds-eye), oblique (angled) and ground-level. Sketching a classroom object from each of the three perspectives provides students with the foundation to then complete several activities.
Elementary school, Grades 3-5, Middle school
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography
The goal of this lesson is for two groups of students to exchange information (e.g., through poster presentations, Podcasts, debates, or PowerPoint presentations) about how two different theories explain a natural phenomenon: Newton's Law of Gravitation and Einstein's General Theory of
High school, Grade 11, High school, Grade 12
Physical sciences, Motion and forces, The nature of science
The lithograph contains a Hubble Space Telescope image that shows the colorful Planetary Nebula NGC 2440 with one of the hottest known white dwarf stars at its center. The text briefly explains the process of stellar death of sun-like stars and those with a mass greater than eight times the Sun.
High school, Informal education, General public, High school programming
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Stars, nebulae and galaxies
This is an activity about electromagnetism. Learners will set up a simple circuit using a battery, wire, and knife switch, and then use a compass to map the magnetic field lines surrounding the wire. Next, they will add a coil of wire to the simple circuit and map the magnetic fields again.
In this data analysis activity, students interpret basic line plots of wind speed using authentic NASA data. The lesson provides detailed procedures, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions, extensions, and teacher notes.
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Mathematics, Data collection, analysis and probability
Learners will gain an understanding of simple machines and how they may be used in our everyday lives. Students will also have an opportunity to design a Rube Goldberg Machine of their own. This is lesson 10 of 16 in the MarsBots robotics learning module.
Elementary school, Grades 3-5, Elementary school
The nature of technology, The design process