NASA Wavelength

Domino Multiple Game

One particular type of domino game, sometimes called the All Fives Domino game, uses multiples of five in order to score points.

A New Spin on Solar Wind: The Moon, Magnetosphere, and ARTEMIS

This is a lesson about the solar wind, Earth's magnetosphere, and the Moon. Participants will work in groups of two or three to build a model of the Sun-Earth-Moon system.

Astro101 Slide Set: New Neighbors

This slide set focuses on the discovery in WISE mission data of nearby brown dwarfs. It is one of a series of short, topical presentations on new developments from NASA astrophysics missions, relevant to introductory astronomy topics.

Astronomia Multi-Onda!

This Spanish web site explains why we need to study objects in space at many wavelengths. It includes a general overview of what we learn in each part of the spectrum and why we need to send telescopes into space.

Anatomy of a CME

This is an activity about graph interpretation. Learners will compare, interpret, and discuss four graphs of the speed, temperature, magnetic field strength, and density of a coronal mass ejection as it swept past Earth in 1997.

Mission Mastermind

This interactive, online activity asks learners to read information and tables to determine the correct sequence of events associated with servicing the Hubble Space Telescope. Students use the clues provided in the text and graphics to organize the mission.

A Humane Model for Grazing Incident Angle

This activity models grazing incidence reflection by using students as the “sea of electrons” provided generally by metallic bonding on the surface of a metal. A tossed ball is used to represent a photon of light and the ball tosser represents the object giving off the photon.

Determining the Nature, Size, and Age of the Universe

In this lesson, students measure the size of several galaxies to reproduce a plot of Hubble's Law.

The Ozone Hole: Over 30 years of Satellite Observations

This two-sided poster presents images and information about ozone. The front features a series of color Earth images; each image reflects total ozone readings taken every October from 1979 to 2012.

Where In the World Are Major Environmental Changes?

Deforestation in Brazil is presented as an example of major environmental changes occurring worldwide. By comparing Landsat images of Rondônia, Brazil from 1975 and 1992, students will analyze the environmental impacts as well as the intended and unintended consequences of tree removal.