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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Motion of the Sun and Earth: Using a Playground Model to Explore Rotation and Revolution

This is an activity about the rotation of the Earth and Sun, and the Earth's revolution around the Sun. In chalk, learners will draw the Sun-Earth system, complete with Earth's orbit, and then act out the rotation and revolution of a yearly cycle.

Measure Up

Students will use various objects in the classroom to experiment with nonstandard measurement. They will make estimates and test them out.

Exploring the Milky Way

As science extension activities, this book of problems introduces students to mapping the shape of the Milky Way galaxy, and how to identify the various kinds of galaxies in our universe.

Exploring the Solar Wind and Coronal Mass Ejections

This is an activity about the solar activity cycle. Learners will construct a graph to identify a pattern of the number of observed sunspots and the number of coronal mass ejections emitted by the Sun over a fifteen year time span.

Climate Change Inquiry Lab

Students work in groups to investigate one of the following factors driving climate change: greenhouse gases, sea level rise and melting sea ice. The investigation involves conducting an experiment, connecting to real-world data and presenting a poster summary of their findings.

Corrupted Politicians

You can find statistics in every day life - this example explains how to calculate the chance of a member of a committee is receiving a bribe.

Modeling the Expanding Universe

In this activity, students use rulers to measure distances between hypothetical galaxies and then use these distances to calculate the velocities of the galaxies.

Build It Yourself: Satellite!

"Build It Yourself: Satellite!" is an online Flash game hosted on the James Webb Space Telescope website. The goal of the game is to explain the decision-making process of satellite design.

Satellite Images

In this online, interactive module, students learn about the three types of satellite images (visible, infrared, and water vapor); how to identify basic cloud types and storm systems in satellite images; and demonstrate the basic knowledge necessary to interpret satellite observations.

Dark Matter NASA Conference

Students explore the evidence for dark matter using the measurements made by the ROSAT X-ray satellite for a small group of galaxies.