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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Size and Scale of the Universe

In this hands-on activity, students learn about the different realms of the Universe and explore their sizes and relative scales.

How does the Sun Shine?

This textbook chapter introduces Earth’s external energy source, and the nuclear fusion reactions that power the Sun, space weather and space storms. There is an interview with solar scientist, Dr. Janet Luhmann, UC-Berkeley.

Cronologia del Infrarrojo!

This Spanish website is a timeline where you can view the past, present and future of Infrared Astronomy. It talks about the different infrared telescopes of the past and present and how they impacted astronomy.

Wow, Saturn is Much Bigger than Earth!

Learners will compare the sizes of Saturn and Earth by making to-scale illustrations. Students also label and caption their illustrations using scientific language. This is lesson 3 of 10 in "Reading, Writing & Rings!" for grades 1-2.

Solar Week Tuesday: Learn about Solar Close-Ups

This is a reading 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. Outside of Solar Week, information, activities, and resources are archived and available online at any time.

Our Wet, Wide World Video

This short video (4:06) provides an overview of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.

MY NASA DATA: Carbon Monoxide and Population Density

In this lesson, students investigate the carbon monoxide level at a fixed latitude to determine if there is a relationship to population density. The lesson provides detailed procedures, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions and extensions, and teacher notes.

Star-forming Nebula NGC 3603 lithograph

This Hubble Space Telescope image captures thousands of sparkling young stars nestled within the star-forming nebula NGC 3603. This stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Show Me the Water

Derived from the Science on a Sphere film entitled "Water Falls," this short (2:50) video presents basic information on the percentage, allocation, and distribution of Earth's usable water.

Satellite Drag and the Hubble Space Telescope

In this problem set, learners will analyze a figure showing four re-entry scenarios for the Hubble Space Telescope. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.