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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Build an LRO

Learners will create their own models of lunar orbiters out of edible or non-edible materials. They determine what tools would be necessary to help us better understand the Moon and plan for a future lunar outpost. Then they incorporate these elements into their models.

Spin! Day and Night

Learners explore Earth's rotation and the Moon's role in our 24-hour day, using their bodies to explore and model the Earth's daily motions in this kinethetic exploration.

Exploring Crustal Materials from a Mystery Planet

Common materials such as sand, gravel, pebbles, shells, etc. are used to represent crustal materials from an unknown planet. Students begin by sorting, classifying, and making observations about the sample.

Predicting Weather by Connecting the Basic Cloud Types with Information Collected from the Weather Station

In this activity, students are challenged to predict the next day's weather based on cloud observations, prevailing winds, and barometric measurements over a period of several days.

Earth to Saturn, Earth to Saturn!

Learners will use drawing and writing to explore the comparative features of Saturn and Earth.

Drawing a Sunspot Map

This is an activity about observing and mapping sunspots by direct solar observation. Learners will use a small telescope, binoculars, or a Sunspotter to create a projected image of the Sun and trace the position of any observed sunspots on a piece of paper.

Principles in Remote Sensing: Remote Sensors and Data Collection

This self-paced, interactive tutorial provides learners with an opportunity to learn about remote sensors, and the role remote-sensing instruments play in our understanding of the Earth system.

Water Detectives

In this introductory classroom activity, students exercise their scientific skills of observation and deduction as they use their senses and simple laboratory assays, such as pH indicator paper, to identify mystery pollutants in water samples. Activity includes a student worksheet.

Can Venus and Mars Be Made Habitable?

This activity is about planetary climate.

Cosmic Microwave Background

In this lesson, students explore the cosmic microwave background to understand why it permeates the universe and why it peaks as microwave radiation.