Full Spectrum of NASA Science Search and Discovery Tools
NASA Wavelengthis a digital collection of earth and space science resources for educators of all levels—from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. In one activity, designed for grades 3–5, students examine line plots of NASA data and see that the Sun heats up land, air, and water. Students then practice drawing conclusions based on graphed data of cloudy versus clear sky observations. In another, multiday activity, upper elementary and middle school students use infrared and visible images of animals and sort them into broad categories based on the own reasoning and observations of the images. Teachers can browse the collection by topic, resource type, or instructional strategies. NASA Wavelength was developed by a team from the Space Science Laboratory and Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley; the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES); and the Adler Planetarium in Chicago
The Curiosity Cube is a traveling cargo container fitted with labs, virtual-realitytechnology, and other resources to give students a hands-on experience when learning about science. The concept of The Curiosity Cube is based on TheCuriosity Labsprogram, developed by the biotech company Millipore Sigma, in which employees go into classrooms and conduct hands-on experiments with students.
Crazy Gears from Edoki Academy gets children to think critically and explore physics and other STEM topics. This puzzle-like app for iOS asks students to construct gears to find a way to “pull themselves to the next level.”
The Body VR lets users experience the wonders of the human body and its billions of living cells. Users travel through the bloodstream and learn everything there is to know about how blood cells work to spread oxygen through the human body. They also learn how the body reacts when it is faced with deadly viruses.