NASA Wavelength Resources Collection

NASA Wavelength is a collection of resources that incorporate NASA content and have been subject to peer review. You can search this collection using key words and/or the drop down menus to pinpoint resources to use with your audience of learners.
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The Wandering Magnetic Pole

This is an activity about Earth's magnetism. Using polar coordinates and several sets of provided information, learners will plot the position of the magnetic north pole to investigate its movement over time.

Climate Kids: Planet Health Report: Sea Level

The consequences of both sea ice melting and increases in ocean water temperature are presented in this examination of sea level- another of Earth's vital signs.

How Can We Find Out About Invisible Light?

This is an activity about ultraviolet light. Learners will make ultraviolet light detector bracelets and use them to experiment with artificial light and sunlight.

Oh, What a Pane!

Math skills are applied throughout this investigation of windows. Starting with basic window shapes, students determine area and complete a cost analysis, then do the same for windows of unconventional shapes.


In this lesson learners will explore the properties that allow objects and liquids to float and use this information to infer the composition of the Earth's layers.

Educators Guide to NASA Earth Science Images and Data

This 16-page booklet illustrates multiple NASA sources that allow educators to incorporate real Earth science data and images in their teaching and programs. Sample resources as well as firsthand accounts of how these are being used in the classroom or informal education setting are included.

Volcanoes and Urban Planning

In this activity, students use satellite imagery to assess potential danger associated with selecting a new and safer location for the town of Villarrica, along with its corresponding communication and evacuation routes. Satellite imagery and a topographic map are included.

Eclipse: Using a Classroom Model to Explore the Moon's Shadow

This is an activity about the Sun, Earth and Moon and their movements during solar and lunar eclipses. Students observe and manipulate a styrofoam ball model and simulate the movement of these bodies during the different kinds of eclipses.

ICESat-2 Bouncy Ball Photon Collection Challenge

Acting as the ICESat-2 satellite, students investigate the reflection of light photons off Earth's surface by catching and recording a number of photons.

THEMIS GEONS Background Science and Users Guide

This is a user's guide that contains background science and technology information for the Geomagnetic Event Observatory Network by Students program, or GEONS. Learners can review the role that terrestrial magnetism plays in shaping a number of important Earth systems.