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 Did They Form? Building Blocks of Life

This is a lesson about the important materials brought to Earth by carbonaceous chondrites.

Your Watershed's Story

Students describe the interaction between the river, its quality and the lives of people in the watershed where they live. Students will design a questionnaire, interview local people, and compile the oral histories collected to establish the recent history of a river and its watershed.


SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

Great Lakes Weather and Climate Location, Dimensions and Configuration

This self-paced, interactive tutorial explores the use of remote-sensing data to monitor Great Lakes weather and climate. Interactive tools are provided to allow the learner to compare the surface area of the different Great Lakes.

Big Ideas in Cosmology

This web-based curriculum focuses on basic introductory astronomy concepts. The material is presented through interactive exercises, animations, and videos. Adopters can choose any combination of the ten chapters for a particular class.

Ice Sheets and Sea Level

In this exercise, learners use basic arithmetic to determine the amount that sea level would rise around the globe with the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Basic data for this calculation is provided.

The Cycle of Matter

This is a lesson where learners trace the path that atoms take as they change form and move throughout the cycle of matter and compare this to the flow of energy.

Light Travel Time and the Size of Active Galaxies

Using real data from NASA's Fermi satellite, students determine the size and energy of an active galaxy flare region. This activity includes background information for teachers, student worksheets, procedures, adaptations, extensions, an assessment rubric, and related resources.

IBEX Electronic Resource for Museum Educators

This material is a comprehensive educational resource for informal educators highlighting the major mission information and science background for the Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission, a Small Explorer Earth-orbiting spacecraft that is designed to map the distant boundary between the solar

Gravitational Waves

The purpose of this lesson is to model for students gravitational waves and how they are created. Students will build a simple "Gravitational Wave Demonstrator" using inexpensive materials (plastic wrap, plastic cups, water, food coloring, and rubber bands, marbles).