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.
1845 result(s)

The Phoenix Mission: Uncovering Martian Water

This is a lesson about the Phoenix Mars Lander's science mission to use robotic technology to uncover water on Mars. Learners will be introduced to the mission and conduct some simple experiments to learn about the important properties of water and water-ice.

Century Timeline

In this lesson, students create a timeline of world events from 1905 until 2006.

Identifying the Key Changing Conditions of the Earth System (Grades 7-9)

This unit consists of four activities. Students begin by examining temperature cycles (current, recent and historical) then add in factors such as carbon dioxide, precipitation and cloud cover to discover regional and global differences in the effects of climate change.

Modeling and Using the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This exploration engages students in an investigation that leads them to the conclusion that regions of the electromagnetic spectrum vary according to energy per photon, and connects with the video where Dr. Ilana Harrus explains observing a sporting event from outside the stadium.

Modulus in Real Life

In this example, a computer scientist describes how the remainder in integer division has utility in pattern recognition and in computer programming.

The Carina Nebula Pillar lithograph

This Hubble Space Telescope image captures the chaotic activity on a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust reminiscent of a craggy fantasy mountaintop surrounded by wispy clouds.

Earth, Our Goldilocks Planet

This Science On a Sphere video and docent show (script and playlist), explores factors that render Earth habitable and influence Earth's energy budget.

Climate Kids: What is the Greenhouse Effect?

The greenhouse effect is explained in this series of related questions and answers. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Log Algebra

In this activity, students solve exponential equations where the unknown is contained in the exponent.

The Ring Nebula NGC 6720 and In Search Of...Planetary Nebula Shapes

This lithograph features an image from the Hubble Space Telescope, showcasing the distinctive shape of the Ring Nebula, NGC 6720. The accompanying classroom activity, In Search of…Planetary Nebula Shapes, is a curriculum support tool designed as an introductory inquiry activity.