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 Volume of Spheres, Cylinders and Cones

Students will learn about living and working onboard the International Space Station through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video segment.

Searching for the Sun

This is an activity about sunlight as an energy source. Learners will create a plant box and observe that a plant will grow toward the Sun, its primary source of energy. This hands-on activity is an additional lesson as part of the book, The Day Joshua Jumped Too Much.

Building a Fancy Spectrograph

Learners will build and decorate their own spectrographs using simple materials and holographic diffraction gratings. After building the spectrographs, they observe the spectra of different light sources.

Exploring Ellipses

This is an activity about ellipses, their focal points, and how the mathematics involved pertains to planetary orbits. Learners will draw their own ellipse using a string and pencil and calculate the minimum and maximum distance from the Sun for each of the planets.

Our Magnetic Sun Outreach Toolkit

This is a collection of outreach resources about the Sun that are meant to be used in informal education settings.

Measuring Precipitation

Students will design, build and then test a rain gauge to measure precipitation. By sharing their results, they will recognize the need for standardization and precision in scientific tools.

Visualizing Earth Systems: A NASA Quick Start Guide

The complexity and interconnectedness of Earth’s systems become evident through these visualizations created by NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio.

Cosmic Times Gallery Walk

In this activity, students peruse the Cosmic Times posters to answer open-ended questions. The activity serves as introduction to the Cosmic Times suite of curriculum support materials that explores how our understanding of the nature of the universe has changed over the last century.

Atmospheric Mass

Learners will look for the relationship between atmospheric mass and other characteristics of a planet. When the results are not completely conclusive, the students explore possible causes of discrepancies in the data.

International Space Station LABS: Technology Activity 2 Mechanisms: ISS Robotic Arm

This is a lesson about the robotic arm on the International Space Station. Learners will build a robotic arm to grapple (grab onto) a spacecraft and then use it to grapple different classroom objects. This is technology activity 2 of 2 found in the ISS L.A.B.S. Educator Resource Guide.