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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Einstein's Gravity

In this lesson, students will read the 1919 edition of the Cosmic Times (see related resources) and respond by raising questions to be answered with further research.

How does Energy Flow in Living Systems?

This textbook chapter describes the role photosynthesis, food webs, and fossil fuels in the movement of energy through the biosphere. The resource includes a student investigation, links to current news articles, and an essay-based unit assessment. A teacher's guide supports classroom use.

Remote Sensing Math

This collection of 103 individual sets of math problems derives from images and data generated by NASA remote sensing technology. Whether used as a challenge activity, enrichment activity and/or a formative assessment, the problems allow students to engage in authentic applications of math.


Learners simulate the process of geological differentiation. The activity ends with an extension question that asks about the makeup of the highlands of the Moon.

The Relationship Between Science and Technology

In this activity, students will learn how technology can help scientists solve a problem. One of the challenges scientists face with any spacecraft is attitude control.

Bill Gates' Great Great Granddaughter's Honeymoon Trip: A Lab

Small groups of students form imaginary travel agencies and use Hubble images to plan the "trip of a lifetime" to ten celestial destinations.

The Spinning World of Spacecraft Reaction Wheels

This is a activity about how reaction wheels affect spacecraft orientation (attitude).

SDO Project Suite Module 3: How Does the Sun Affect the Earth?

This is the third module in the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) Project Suite curriculum.

Dust Busters

Students will collect samples of particles in the air on simple slides they make themselves. They will classify, count and chart their findings, draw conclusions, make predictions, and compare their findings to other available data.

Earth's Energy Budget: Seasonal Cycles in Net Radiative Flux

Students examine CERES radiation data to understand how the Earth's tilt causes seasonal differences in incoming solar energy, and to explore how clouds, deserts and ice modulate the reflection of energy from the Sun. The investigation is conducted using the My NASA Data Live Access Server.