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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Bringing Ocean Sciences & Engineering Practices to the Classroom

Emphasizing the synergies between science and engineering, these video clips highlight the research of professional ocean scientists and engineers in various disciplines.

Technology Through Time: Ancient Astronomical Alignments

This is an online set of information about astronomical alignments of ancient structures and buildings. Learners will read background information about the alignments to the Sun in such structures as the Great Pyramid, Chichen Itza, and others.

Dry Ice Inspired Problems

This exercise highlights some of the heat transfer principles at work as the Suzaku Telescope was transported from the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD to Uchinoura, Japan for launch in 2005. The ideas are addressed conceptually and then quantitatively.

Astronomy Mission Module

This is a lesson about finding habitable planets. Learners will use an online, multimedia module to simulate the techniques that scientists might use to find a star system and planet that meet the astronomical conditions required for human habitability.

SciJinks: A Weather Satellite Watches the Sun

The role of satellites in monitoring sun activity- and the impacts of that activity on Earth's weather- is examined in this short video. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

Cloud Teller

Based on the popular fortune-telling game, this printable interactive craft and game familiarizes learners with cloud vocabulary and varying degrees of cloud cover.

SciJinks: What's the Difference between Fog and Clouds?

This article explores the variety of fog types and their causes. 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.

How Do Water Bodies Change Over Time?

Multiple activities illustrate the concept of changes in bodies of water over time. Emphasis is placed on the use of remote sensing to monitor changes in water bodies that are due to climate change, erosion, drought, human intervention and natural events.

Giving Presentations in Elementary Schools: Best Practices

This resource identifies best practices for giving presentations or talks in elementary classrooms and was developed to help scientists and engineers who have been asked to visit an elementary classroom.

MRC: Final Design (Grades 6-8)

In this lesson, students will design a planetary surface rover to conduct a planetary surface investigation. It uses the 5E learning cycle and is designed around an essential question: How will creating a prototype of your rover help you prepare for the Mars Rover Celebration?

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