Nasa Wavelength

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.

Technology Teacher: Navigating by Good Gyrations

This is a journal article and activity/demonstration about navigation in space. Learners will learn about gyroscopes by playing with a spinning bicycle wheel to demonstrate momentum, centripal force and angular momentum.

Introducing Habitats and Biodiversity

In this activity, students identify habitats in Arizona, define and illustrate a food web in a kinesthetic exercise, and explain the importance of biodiversity in a writing assignment. Required materials include a ball of yarn or string.

Surging Storm

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You've got the Whole World in Your Hands

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.