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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Vegetable Light Curves

In this lesson, students observe the surface of rotating potatoes to help them understand how astronomers can sometimes determine the shape of asteroids from variations in reflective brightness.

Webb Telescope Fun Pad

This paper and pencil activity pad includes simple activities (e.g., connect the dots, fill in the blanks, drawing), fun facts, and information about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

GPM Poster and Freshwater Classroom Activity

This poster features NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. The front features an image of the GPM Core Observatory satellite along with the constellation of satellites that will accompany it.

SciJinks: How Did Earth's Atmosphere Form?

This article explores the evolution of the Earth's atmosphere throughout its history. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

MY NASA DATA: Variables Affecting Earth's Albedo

In this activity, students investigate one of the variables that affects Earth's albedo. The lesson includes detailed procedures, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions, extensions, and teacher notes.

Climate Kids: Tower of Power

This article describes a form of solar energy collection called concentrating solar power and explains the basic technology behind it. A supplemental column provides a brief overview of three other solar collections systems.

SciJinks: Gallery of Weather

This gallery includes images of weather seen from above and below. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

Teaching Radicals in Less Than Five Minutes

This article describes an approach designed to decrease math anxiety and teach students about the use of mathematical symbols simplifying radicals. A deck of cards is used in a demonstration, and a problem set using real life examples to master the use of radicals is included.

Climate Kids: Planet Health Report: AIR

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the focus of this article; the units of measurement (ppm) are explained and the importance of monitoring that number as one of Earth's vital signs is also discussed.

Family Science Night Facilitators Guide

The 9-session NASA Family Science Night program emables middle school children and their families to discover the wide variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics being performed at NASA and in everyday life.

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