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NASA Wavelength


Found In: science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

NASA Wavelength is a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for PreK-12 as well as higher and informal education. The NASA Wavelength collection is regularly updated. Science Literacy Strandmaps illustrate connections between concepts as well as how concepts build upon one another across grade levels. Click a concept to learn which NASA Wavelength resources are relevant. AAAS Strandmaps also provides information about related AAAS Project 2061 Benchmarks. Some activities have material costs. All list standards and benchmarks.

Do You Know that Clouds Have Names?  has a storybook that can be used online or downloaded as a ( PDF 79.7 MB, 36 pgs). In the book, Simon, Anita and Dennis explore the names of clouds. Associated with the book are a teacher implementation guide and learning activities.

In What Is A Year? students in grades 3-5 simulate the motion of Earth as it orbits the Sun during a year, starting with one day, then one year, and finally the months.

In MY NASA DATA: What Factors Affect Macro Invertebrate Life in Big Darby Creek?, students in grades 6-8 identify trends and make predictions about the effects of climate and plant growth on macro invertebrates.

MY NASA DATA: A Case Study of Local Trends in the Carbon Cycle asks students in grades 10-12 to use NASA Earth system science data to determine the relationship between carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and chlorophyll a measurement in a watershed.

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