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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Electric Current Generated with a Moving Magnet

This is an activity about magnetic induction. Learners will induce a flow of electricity in a wire using a moving bar magnet and measure this flow using a galvanometer, or Am meter. Through discussion, this activity can then be related to magnetic fields in nature.

IBEX: Exploring the Edge of Our Solar System

This is a poster that outlines the major mission highlights of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, mission, a Small Explorer Earth-orbiting spacecraft that is mapping the distant boundary between the solar wind from our Sun and the interstellar medium, the material between the stars.

Making a Gas You Can See

In this short demo/activity, a balloon with baking soda in it is stretched over the mouth of a flask or bottle containing vinegar. The balloon is tipped so that the baking soda falls into the vinegar, and the reaction creates carbon dioxide, which inflates the balloon.

Space Place: Hail King of the Ice Dwarfs

On this webpage, learners will read fun facts about Pluto and explore why it is no longer considered a planet.

How to Draw Magnetic Fields - II

This is an activity about depicting magnetic polarity.

Earth & Mars: As Different as They are Alike

This poster shows comparison images of Earth and Mars on the front, with 11 Mars activities on the back.

The Size of Things

In this hands-on activity, learners begin by estimating the size of each planet in our Solar System and Pluto and making each out of playdough or a similar material.

Dust World

In this problem-based learning unit, learners examine the causes and impacts of dust transported through the atmosphere. An estimated two billion tons of dust is emitted by the Earth annually. Scientists are becoming increasingly interested in the role dust plays in climate change.

Water Conservation

This activity was developed to get students thinking about the many ways that people use freshwater and how we can conserve this precious and fundamental natural resource.

SciJinks: Sizing up the Clouds

In this activity, the teacher sets up three simulated clouds representing three different cloud types. Students use different methods to estimate precipitation contents of each cloud type. Each method is roughly analogous to methods actually used for weather forecasting.