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 Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to more than 800 species of North American birds that fits right in a user’s pocket. Developed for all experience levels, it will help users identify the birds around them, keep track of the birds they’ve seen, and get outside to find new birds near them.
The Science Without Borders Challenge is an international art contest that engages students in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean science and conservation issues.
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.