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 Far Can You See?

This math example shows how to calculate the distance one can see from different heights using trigonometry.

Hanging Mars Out To Dry

This lesson introduces students to Mars' history through research and discussion. Students read about the history of Mars, Mars observing, and exploration with telescopes and robotic spacecraft.

Human Sling Shot

This activity demonstrates Newton’s Second Law (F=ma), and helps show the relationship between potential and kinetic energy. Students sit on a skateboard in a sling shot configuration, and are accelerated down the hall.

MY NASA DATA: Circle the Earth - Explore Surface Types on a Journey around Earth

The CERES (Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System) satellite instrument gathers data on Earth's surface coverage; this lesson provides an introduction to coverage types and percentages by using that data from two geographic areas: the equator and 40°N.

How Did They Form? Changes Inside Planets

This is a lesson about planet formation.

Exploring the Lunar Surface

The lessons in this book focus on scale and proportion as mathematical topics, using the 5E instructional cycle. Students explore lunar images, and a number of hands-on activities are also provided to allow students to create and explore scale-models for spacecraft and lunar craters.

Spot the Sunspots

Learners will use binoculars or a telescope to identify and track sunspots. This activity is from the DIY Sun Science app and is for ages 10 and up. It requires a bright sunny day.

NASA eClips™: Our World, What is Ice?

Water has some very unique properties, but what are they? What do they mean for us? Water, unlike other types of matter, is less dense as a solid than as a liquid. This means more than simply floating cubes in a cold drink. The various forms of water allow life on our world to thrive!

Creating Color Pictures Using Images From NASA's WISE Mission

This guide provides instructions on how to make color pictures using images downloaded from the WISE archive.

Five Stars Afterschool Curriculum: Using Light as a Tool to Understand the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This afterschool curriculum includes six lessons plus supplementary materials (e.g., videos, PowerPoint presentations, and images) that explore how light from the electromagnetic spectrum is used as a tool for learning about the Sun.