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.
Can You See the Flag on the Moon? Handout
Flag on the Moon, Apollo, Scale, Telescope
Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Remote sensing, Mathematics, Measurement, Problem solving
In this activity, students will examine line plots of NASA data and see that the sun heats up land, air, and water. Students will practice drawing conclusions based on graphed data of cloudy vs. clear sky observations.
Clear sky image, Cloudy sky image, Watts per meter
This is a lesson about the size and scale of planets in the solar system. Learners will kinesthetically model the order of the planets outward from the sun. Then they will use a string and beads to create a model to represent the relative distances between the planets.
Elementary school, Grades 3-5
Earth and space science, Solar system, Planets, Mathematics, Measurement
In this activity, learners explore the size and scale of the universe by shrinking cosmic scale in 4 steps, zooming out from the realm of the Earth and Moon to the realm of the galaxies. This informational brochure was designed as a follow-up take-home activity for teen and adult audiences.
Informal education, General public, Youth public
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale, Mathematics, Measurement
In this activity, students consider the sudden release of a tremendous amount of kinetic energy when an extraterrestrial object strikes the Earth. In small groups, they study satellite images that show possible evidence of impact events.
Elementary school, Grades 3-5, Middle school
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography, Solar system, Asteroids and comets, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Remote sensing