In this post, we have highlighted some valuable resources you can use to establish summer reading programs with your students, no matter what their age. Summer reading isn’t just about language skills or reading proficiency, it can also serve to further engage students in STEM fields in a new way. From graphic novels to textbook chapters, there's a broad range to choose from on Wavelength.
This year, the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, found students engaged with NASA science like never before. Students of all ages on field trips made their way to the National Mall and Union Station to participate in hands-on science activities with NASA scientists and educators. The general public, too, enjoyed the opportunity to stop and learn more about our home planet, straight from the experts.
The image known as Earthrise, perhaps the most famous photograph of the Earth from space, documents the moment when our planet was seen for the first time by human eyes as it rose above the horizon of another world. A new visualization recreates the event surrounding the capture of this iconic image.
Space science resources in Wavelength that use authentic data offer you a taste of what NASA does best – provide unique learning experiences for you to hone your science skills, using real space science data from some of the most technologically advanced space telescopes and space probes ever developed.
With NASA's comprehensive constellation of Earth-observing satellites, it should come as no surprise that there is a great deal of Earth science data available through Wavelength for use by educators. This blog post explores some of the excellent Earth science related educational resources available.
Welcoming authentic NASA data into the classroom supports the "Practices" dimension of the Next Generation Science Standards by encouraging analysis and interpretation of data. NASA missions generate troves of scientific data; whether gathered by peering into deep space or sampling Earth’s atmosphere, these data form the core of NASA science research. This series of blog posts aims to connect educators with data-driven educational resources.
Camps and summertime enrichment programs are an exciting component of year-round student learning. With the flexibilities of camp scheduling, and a few great resources from Wavelength, it’s easy to create engaging and educational programming for your campers.
Wavelength has a great feature that you may not know about - strand maps. Strand maps are not intended to prescribe a particular curriculum or instructional strategy, instead, they offer a framework to inspire creative curriculum design. Using the strand maps in this way first requires a quick primer on reading the strand maps, which is what this blog post is all about.
NASA science can provide students of all ages with a front-row seat to some of the most exciting, important and breaking news about our Earth system, Sun, solar system and universe. These science stories can range from events that happen seasonally and cyclically to breaking news on unexpected or surprising science discoveries from the latest NASA missions. Find out ways NASA science stories can be used to support STEM instruction and literacy in science.