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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Stellar Illumination

This is a lesson about discovering distant planets using an Earth-based observing technique called stellar occultation.

Guess my Shape

In this inquiry investigation, students explore how light hits things of different shape and form. One real world application to this activity is understanding what we actually observe when we see a solar eclipse.

Where Do They Come From? Impact Crater - Holes in the Ground!

This is a lesson about impact craters; the relationships between crater size, projectile size and projectile velocity; and the transfer of energy in the cratering process.

MRC: Present Skills and Rovers (Grades 6-8)

In this lesson, students participate in a skit presenting a mock-up of a planetary surface rover they designed.

Ice Flows

This is a lesson about how and why ice flows, especially in a large mass such as a glacier. Learners will experience the qualities of viscoelastic materials and view videos of glacial ice flows.

Traveling on a Rotating Sphere

This lesson applies the science and math of the rotation of a sphere to water and wind movements on Earth. Students are introduced to convection, the Trade Winds and the Coriolis Force.

Solar Pizza Box Cooker

In this hands-on activity, learners will build a solar cooker by lining a box with reflective material and adding a translucent cover. A sunny outdoor location for an extended period of time is required for this activity.

How Big is Our Universe? An Exploration through Space and Time

This resource shows how generations of explorers have taken us, step by step, further into the expanse of the universe.

Fermi Launch Lithograph

This one-page lithograph describes the science of NASA's Fermi mission and the mission objectives. The lithograph includes a student activity to demonstrate how a pulsar generates the pulses of light that we see.

All About Earth: Our World on Stage

Students learn how plants, animals, water, air, and soil are all connected in the Earth system. In this storybook, Simon, Anita, Emily and the rest of Ms. Patel's class gain an understanding of Earth system science while preparing their end of the school year play.