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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Planet Hunters Educators Guide

Using the 5-E model, these lessons introduce planets, planetary systems, star types, exoplanets, transits, light curves, and the Planet Hunters citizen science project. Supplemental materials include data/image sheets. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are identified.

Five Stars Afterschool Curriculum: Using Light as a Tool to Understand the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This afterschool curriculum includes six lessons plus supplementary materials (e.g., videos, PowerPoint presentations, and images) that explore how light from the electromagnetic spectrum is used as a tool for learning about the Sun.

Creating Color Pictures Using Images From NASA's WISE Mission

This guide provides instructions on how to make color pictures using images downloaded from the WISE archive.

Is There Life on Other Worlds? The Drake Equation

This activity uses Dr. Drake's framework to have students consider the implications of each term and make their own estimates of life in the Milky Way galaxy. This activity is part of a guide that was developed in conjunction with the Cosmic Questions exhibit and complements a museum visit.

Space Place: Let's Go to Mars!

Learners will decide on the appropriateness of items to take on a long trip to Mars and take into consideration the effects of zero gravity, limited electrical power, etc.

Is There a Future for Subsistence Agriculture?

Subsistence agriculture is introduced and described through text, satellite images, space shuttle photos, ground photos and maps.

Geometry to the Rescue: A Story in Pictures

Problem: How do you measure an angle with a protector, when that angle is between two solid walls?

My Take on the Moon

This is an activity about the Moon's formation, changes over time, gravitational connection to Earth, or influence on our culture and urban legends.

How to Calculate Sea Ice Changes

This set of three videos illustrates how math is used in satellite data analysis. NASA climate scientist Claire Parkinson explains how the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice covers are measured from satellite data and how math is used to determine trends in the data.

Words into Math

Students will learn more about how the orbit of the International Space Station changes as a result of atmospheric drag through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video segment.