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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Calculating Relative Air Mass

In this activity, students work in teams to calculate relative air mass and demonstrate how solar elevation angle affects the intensity of light that reaches an observer on the ground. The resource includes a student data sheet.

Sensing the Invisible

In this activity, students build a photocell detector, and use it to detect different colors of light in a spectrum.

Scale Model of the Solar System

Carl Sagan once claimed that the most important lesson we learn from studying the stars is perspective. To address this concept, this activity offers a scale model of the solar system to be evaluated.

What is Global Warming?

This textbook chapter presents evidence of a warming climate and outlines how a clear picture of global warming has emerged since the 1980s.

Design Challenge - Deploying the Satellites' Antennae

This is an activity about using models to solve a problem.

Adding the Moon: Using a Classroom Model to Explore the Movement of the Sun, Earth, and Moon

This is an activity about the motion of the Sun, Earth and Moon, specifically rotation and revolution. After identifying what they already know about the Sun, Earth and Moon, learners will observe and manipulate a styrofoam ball model of the Sun, Earth, and Moon system.

Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?

In this science-based storybook, children learn that clouds have different names based on their appearance and position in the atmospheric column. Contrails, or condensation trails, are also discussed.


Learners will create a KWL chart (What I "know" about Mars, What I "want" to know about Mars, What I have "learned" about Mars) that can be revisited to assess the group's learning. This is lesson 2 of 16 in the MarsBots learning module.

Ocean Motion

This website provides an overview of ocean surface circulation. Satellite and model data allows high school students to investigate circulation patterns, navigation, associated weather and climate, natural hazards and marine resources.

ClimateBits: Solar Radiation

This brief (1:37) video explains the essential Earth science concept of solar radiation - the source of most energy on Earth. ClimateBits videos are designed for Science On a Sphere (SOS) and also available on YouTube.