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. will add to ticket
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SciJinks: What is a Heat Wave?

This article explains the causes of heat waves. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

Exploring the Environment: Global Climate Change

This series of modules are designed to increase student's knowledge of climate change science and the issues surrounding the complex interactions of Earth’s physical and biological spheres.

Faces of GPM: Engineers

This short video includes interviews with several key engineers who built and tested the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Chandra X-Ray Observatory: Coloring & Activity Book

This 28-page coloring and activity book includes general information on X-ray astronomy, Chandra and the STS-93 mission. It also looks at black holes, supernovas, galaxy clusters and more. Each image is accompanied by a summary of information.

Discovering Planet "X"

Learners will explore the concept of parallax (the apparent displacement of an object caused by a change in the viewer's position) and then simulate the discovery of Pluto with a Blink Comparator via an online interactive.

Afterschool Universe

This astronomy program is designed for middle school children in out-of-school-time settings. The program explores basic astronomy concepts (like invisible light, telescopes) and focuses on the universe outside the solar system (stars, galaxies, black holes).

Ratios, Proportions, Similarity

This is a set of one-page problems about the size of planets compared to Earth. Learners may use ratios to compare planets within our solar system or those outside of our solar system with the Earth.

Learning from Slide Rules

This resource describes the slide rule as an analog computer, and uses the slide rule to demonstrate the concept of isomorphism, which is one of the most pervasive and important concepts in mathematics.

Towards a Sustainable World

Readings in this chapter guide student reflection on sustainability of the planet, and whether the Earth system is near a tipping point, where ecosystems will reorganize and seek a new equilibrium, with consequences for biodiversity.

MRC: Investigate Mars (Grades 3-5)

This lesson plan uses the 5E learning cycle and is designed around an essential question: How do I know when I’ve found important information in my reading?

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