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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IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

This fulldome and flat-screen planetarium show follows the creation of NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer spacecraft, giving audiences an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of the boundary of our Solar System.

Kelvin Temperatures and Very Cold Things

In this problem set, learners will consider the temperature in Kelvin of various places in the universe and use equations to convert measures from the three temperature scales to answer a series of questions. Answer key is provided.


This is a multi-level, physics-based game that asks players to save Earth by using their spaceship to deflect an incoming asteroid. It is designed to accurately reflect the physics of space and could be used to help confront preconceptions about motion and forces in space.


In this activity, students use a piano keyboard to model spectral lines as musical chords. It is designed to aid student understanding of spectral analysis, what the patterns mean, how elements are involved, and how this relates to stars.

Field Trip to Wind River

In this case study, students read about the Canopy Crane at Wind River, a project that enables the study of Earth system interactions that take place high in the tree canopy.

SDO Project Suite Module 4: SDO Exploration Museum

This is the fourth and culminating module in the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) Project Suite curriculum.

Producers Make Their Own Food

In this lesson learners explore the process of photosynthesis and draw conclusions about the important role producers play in the flow of energy.

Earth Exploration Toolbook: Using GLOBE Data to Study the Earth System

Students will be guided through the process of locating and graphing web-based environmental data that has been collected by GLOBE Program participants. This chapter highlights the opportunities for using GLOBE Program data to introduce basic concepts of Earth system science.

Kid Moon: Splat!

Learners will model ancient lunar impacts using water balloons. By measuring the diameter of the crater area, they discover that the Moon's largest impact basins were created by huge asteroids.

Solar Math

This is a booklet containing 15 problems that incorporate data and information from the Hinode solar observatory.