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
With the new Mission to Marsapp for iOS, users can drive a rover, walk the Martian surface, and play robot geologist, all in augmented reality. The Mission to Mars appoffers seven experiences, starting with an overview of Martian geography.
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers, and conservationists by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation live into classrooms through virtual speakers and fieldtrips with leading experts across the globe.
Cohosted by Astronaut Cady Coleman and physicist/author Andrew Maynard, Mission: Interplanetary, explores the “big questions”—the challenges, opportunities, and mysteries facing us as we seek to build positive futures here on Earth and beyond.