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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Flare Size

Learners will measure the diameter of a solar flare by making calculations using transparency grids overlaid on images of the Sun.

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.

Vertical Challenge

In this activity, students create a scale model depicting the vertical distance from Earth’s surface to various features and objects, including Earth’s atmospheric layers, the Van Allen Radiation Belts, and geocentric satellites.

Solar Week Tuesday: Guess the Celebrity

This is an online game associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun.

Carbon and Climate in the Past

Unit one of the "Carbon Connections: The Carbon Cycle and the Science of Climate" curriculum introduces the role of carbon (as carbon dioxide) as an atmospheric indicator.