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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How to Talk to a Spacecraft: Binary Code

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory uses binary code to gather information about Earth's surface. That code, in the form of two numbers (1's and 0's) is then read and converted by computers into images.

What is an Oscillation Amplitude?

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 amplitude.

Women in the High-Energy Universe

Women connected with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory share their personal career motivations and career advice.

Size and Scale of the Universe

In this hands-on activity, students learn about the different realms of the Universe and explore their sizes and relative scales.

How does the Sun Shine?

This textbook chapter introduces Earth’s external energy source, and the nuclear fusion reactions that power the Sun, space weather and space storms. There is an interview with solar scientist, Dr. Janet Luhmann, UC-Berkeley.

Cronologia del Infrarrojo!

This Spanish website is a timeline where you can view the past, present and future of Infrared Astronomy. It talks about the different infrared telescopes of the past and present and how they impacted astronomy.

Wow, Saturn is Much Bigger than Earth!

Learners will compare the sizes of Saturn and Earth by making to-scale illustrations. Students also label and caption their illustrations using scientific language. This is lesson 3 of 10 in "Reading, Writing & Rings!" for grades 1-2.

Solar Week Tuesday: Learn about Solar Close-Ups

This is a reading associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun. Outside of Solar Week, information, activities, and resources are archived and available online at any time.

Our Wet, Wide World Video

This short video (4:06) provides an overview of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.

MY NASA DATA: Carbon Monoxide and Population Density

In this lesson, students investigate the carbon monoxide level at a fixed latitude to determine if there is a relationship to population density. The lesson provides detailed procedures, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions and extensions, and teacher notes.

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