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 Math - IV

This is a booklet containing 31 problem sets that involve a variety of math skills, including scientific notation, simple algebra, and calculus. Each set of problems is contained on one page.

Mars 2003: Closest Approach

These two images, taken 11 hours apart with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, reveal two nearly opposite sides of Mars. Hubble snapped these photos in 2003 as the red planet was making its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years. In the accompanying educational activity, In Search of ...

The Puzzle of Inheritance

In this textbook chapter, students are introduced to Mendelian inheritance and the biological processes through which changes in DNA are created and propagated within a population. An activity teaches students about dominant and recessive alleles, using coin tosses to complete a Punnett Square.

What Can We Learn from Images?

Learners will compare and contrast images of Earth and Mars and then experiment with lenses to understand more about the instruments used to make the pictures. This is activity 1 of 9 in Mars and Earth: Science Learning Activities for After School.

Improv with the Stars

The activity begins with information on general characteristics of stars and the criteria used to classify of them into four stellar groups.

Potato Float

This is a hands-on lab activity about seawater density, specifically the relationship between density of fluid, weight of an object, and buoyancy. Learners will develop hypotheses and observe a demonstration of density to understand its role in buoyancy.

Weather and Climate

This background chapter reviews the basic principles of meteorology that educators need to guide inquiry activities in the classroom. Topics include structure of the atmosphere, Coriolis effect, water cycle, greenhouse effect, cyclones, anticyclones, and jet streams.

Raisin Bread Universe

In this lesson, students examine the idea of inflation in the Universe using rising raisin bread dough as a model for universal expansion.

Sea Floor Spreading

Sea floor spreading is demonstrated using a model consisting of two classroom desks and an 8-foot strip of paper. Changes in polarity are indicated using a felt marker.

Space Science Careers: Building Hinode XRT A Space X-ray Telescope

This is a DVD on the topic of science career awareness. Videos and interviews on the DVD highlight the work of those who manufacture, assemble, inspect, test, and transport scientific instruments before they are launched into space.