Nasa Wavelength

Space Math VIII

This book presents 49 space-related math problems published weekly on the SpaceMath@NASA site during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Observing Convection Currents

This model demonstrates convection currents and uses water, food coloring, a cup of very hot water and a votive candle as heat sources. Movie clips of demonstration setup and convection in action are provided.

Modeling the Universe

In this activity students are challenged to create a model of the universe in a single class period. This activity is designed to elicit student ideas and preconceptions about the contents and organization of the cosmos.

Teaching How Scientists Use Models with "What Makes Up Most of the Solar System"

This is a reading strategy guide in a series of guides that utilizes articles from the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program.

Introduction to Magnetic Fields

This is an activity about magnetic fields. Learners will use various magnets, magnetic film, and a compass to see and illustrate what magnetic fields look like. This is the fourth activity as part of the iMAGiNETICspace: Where Imagination, Magnetism, and Space Collide educator's guide.

Climate Kids: Go Green

This game is played on an online map of a fictitious city. Players are challenged to complete an assigned trip in the most environmentally friendly way possible while staying within time constraints.

Building for Hurricanes: Engineering Design Challenge

This activity is a short engineering design challenge to be completed by individual students or small teams. A real-world problem is presented, designing buildings for hurricane-prone areas, but in a simulated way that works in a classroom, after school club, or informal education setting.

Cloud Droplets and Rain Drops

In these math problems, students will examine the characteristics of water droplets in clouds.

Distance Wizard

In this interactive, online activity, students estimate the distances of objects in the Hubble Deep Field from Earth using the relationship between size, brightness, and distance. Students can complete this activity independently or in small groups.

Secrets in Sunlight

Two comic characters, Camilla Corona, a rubber chicken, and Colours O'IRIS, a peacock, explore spectrographs. This comic is part of the series Tales from Stanford Solar.

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