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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Space Place: Make Asteroids You Can Eat!

Learners will shape mashed potatoes into their own odd-shaped asteroids. They can then bake them in the oven to turn them (more or less) asteroid color, and eat them for dinner.

SciJinks: Wild Weather Adventure

This online board game involves moving a "research blimp" around the world. Advancing the blimp depends on spinning an embedded wheel and then correctly answering questions related to weather.

GPM Technology and Instrumentation: LEGO Model

This site features information about constructing a LEGO model of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Core Observatory.

Climate Model

Using global data sets with monthly resolution, you will adjust variables in this empirical climate model to test the degree to which natural and human influences can account for observed global temperatures from 1979-2010.

GLOBE Contrail Chart

This identification chart is a basic guide to observing contrails. It shows examples of the three types of contrails: short-lived, persistent, and persistent spreading. The chart is intended for use by students participating in the GLOBE program.

Space Place: Weather Word Cross

Players complete five crossword puzzles related to weather. The puzzles are targeted to children ages 10-12.

Chandra 101: Overview for Teachers and Students

This website provides basic information about x-rays and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

It's Raining Cats and Dogs

This article describes key aspects of the nature of science by comparing the reactions to a sensational story between scientists and non-scientists.

A Quick Trip to Mars

Using Google Earth/Mars and the recommended reading, students will compare and contrast Earth and Mars using graphic organizers. Includes background, separate student pages, and extensions.

Cosmic Times

This series of curriculum support materials explores how our understanding of the nature of the universe has changed during the past 100 years.

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