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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Where Are We?

This is an activity about motion in a frame of reference.

LEGO Model of Kepler Planet-finding Method

This model aims to help illustrate the purpose and methodology of NASA's Kepler mission.

Are Cold Liquids more Dense than Warm Liquids?

This activity promotes student understanding of some of the movements that take place when warmer water and cooler water interface, and how differences in densities, resulting from variations in temperature, set molecules of liquids and gases in motion.

What is an Oscillation Period?

This is an activity about oscillation. Learners will observe, time, and graph the data of the side to side motion of the mirror used in the soda bottle magnetometer activity to determine the mirror's oscillation period.

A Matter of Perspective

Using different perspectives- the unaided eye, a magnifying lens, and a satellite- provides different information.

Electricity-Watts and Kilowatt-Hours

In this problem set, learners will become familiar with two measures of electricity: watts and kilowatt-Hours. They will calculate the electrical consumption of several household items, such as appliances, as well as its cost. Answer key is provided.

What Do I See When I Picture Saturn?

This is a lesson about the Cassini mission to Saturn. Learners will create their Saturn Discovery Logs. They will use the Saturn Discovery Log to chronicle their journey of discovery about Saturn and Cassini through nonfiction writing.

Wavelength and Energy

This is an activity about wavelength and frequency. Using a 30 to 50 foot rope and two volunteers, learners will observe as one end of the rope is shaken and wavelength patterns are created.

The Earth and the Moon

This is an activity about the relative sizes of the Earth and the Moon and the distance between them. Learners will inflate a balloon to the approximate size of the moon in relation to a standard globe.

Reflectivity Fingerprints

In this problem set, learners will analyze a table on the reflectivity of various substances to three kinds of wavelengths in order to answer a series of questions. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.