NASA Wavelength

Where Do They Come From? Looking at Asteroids

This is a lesson about the connection between meteorites and asteroids, focusing on remote-sensing techniques using light.

GLAST Large Area Telescope Simulator

The main scientific instrument on the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) is the Large Area Telescope (LAT).

Qué Sabes De Los Planetas?

This is an activity about classifying planetary characteristics. Learners will analyze the provided information about each planet in order to make graphs and Venn diagrams. Then, using both, learners will identify similarities and differences of the planets in the Solar System.

Paper Plate Phases Modeling Lunar Cycles

Explore lunar phases as viewed from Earth using paper plates. While standing in the appropriate spot in the moon's orbit, students hold paper plates that depict the Moon's phase.

Solar Flare Energy Sources Homework

This homework assignment is designed to test the student’s ability to determine the likely source – gravitational, electrical, nuclear, or magnetic – to the energy from a solar flare.

What Do You Know About Magnets?

This is an activity about magnets and magnetism. Learners first make predictions about magnets, such as a list of the types of materials a magnet will pick up, how a magnet can be made, and how a compass can be made.

Climate Kids: Gallery of Fresh Water

This series of 12 captioned images depict some of the issues facing Earth’s fresh water supply, such as pollution, drought, and glacial retreat. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Fishing for Supernovae

Students will play a card game similar to "go fish" in which they match multi-wavelength images of different supernova remnants.

Navigating the Earth with a Compass

This lesson is an introduction to the use of a magnetic compass.

Light Collecting Model

This is an activity about telescopes. Learners will first measure several circles to determine their diameters and calculate their areas. Afterwards, they will cover each circle entirely with pennies and record how many pennies are needed for each circle size.