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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Year of the Solar System Math Guide

This collection of 160 math problems covers the 20 science topic themes presented by the NASA/JPL Year of the Solar System (YOSS) website, covering the solar system, planets, the search for life, and robotics.

What Are Physical and Human-made Features?

The activities in this investigation train students to differentiate between physical (natural) and human-made features. Using both space shuttle photographs and satellite images, students will identify some of Earth's prominent natural and human-made features.

SciJinks: Why does the Sun have Temper Tantrums?

This article explores the solar cycle and coronal mass ejections. It also links to a variety of related videos. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

Space Math - III

This is a booklet containing 36 problem sets that involve a variety of math skills, including scientific notation, algebra, geometry, and calculus. Each set of problems is contained on one page.

Ice Floats

This is a lesson about displacement, buoyancy, and density. Learners will understand why ice floats. Includes background information, teacher notes, assessment criteria, and related resources; activities are differentiated for Pre-K-grade 2 and grades 3-5.

Newton's Third Law of Motion: Actions and Reactions

This educational wallsheet illustrates Newton's Third Law of Motion. The accompanying activity is an experiment in which students create a balloon and straw rocket.

Patterns of Ocean Energy Balance

Oceans play a significant role in determining and moderating the effects of energy imbalances. Students will begin this lesson by working with temperature data to reinforce the importance of protocols, practice computing statistical measures of data and interpreting their significance.

Astro101 Slide Set: Young Galaxies Grow

This slide set focuses on the the discovery of extensions of galactic disks made up of hot, young stars bright in ultraviolet light, made by the GALEX mission with follow-up by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Create your own Ecosystem

In this activity, student teams will create a controlled experiment by building ecosystems in two 2-liter bottles. Teams determine the control conditions of both bottles, identify a test variable, and run the experiment for several weeks to determine the role of the test variable in the system.

Angle of Light Rays and Surface Distribution

This experimental activity is designed to develop basic understanding of the relationship between the angle of light rays and the area over which the light rays are distributed, and the potential to affect changes in the temperature of materials.

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