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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NASA eClips™ 4D Mass and Weight Spotlite Interactive

The difference between mass and weight are defined and described in this student-lead NASA eClips segment. The resource also includes a lesson that contains a pre- and post-test, and an activity using the Frayer model.

Design an Ion Engine

Learners will study the essential components and variables of an ion propulsion system. Activities include an on-line ion propulsion engine simulation and design. Included are changes in energy and fuel consumption as a result of variable changes (dependent/independent variable relationships).

What is the Magnetosphere?

This is an activity about Earth's magnetosphere. Learners will use a magnet, simulating Earth's protective magnetosphere, and observe what occurs when iron filings, simulating the solar wind, blow past and encounter the magnet's field.

Powering the Satellite

In this lesson, learners will first use computers to research and learn how solar panels convert sunlight into electricity.

Sticky Tape Static Electricity

This is an activity about like and unlike charges. Learners will use plastic tape strips to investigate how charges interact. This is the second activity as part of the iMAGiNETICspace: Where Imagination, Magnetism, and Space Collide educator's guide and student guide.

S'COOL Lesson: Cloud Discovery

After researching cloud formations online or in the library, students create and share a PowerPoint presentation that describes and illustrates 12 kinds of clouds. A rubric for evaluating the PowerPoint is provided.

Good Vibrations

This activity is about the use of thermal emission spectroscopy in planetary research. Learners will understand how thermal spectroscopy science is used to understand the composition of the Martian surface by simulating the data collection of the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument.

Climate Kids: Home Energy Auditor

This career-oriented interview features a home energy auditor. He describes his job responsibilities and offers tips for improving home energy efficiency.

The Core of Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) lithograph

This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals a small region inside the massive globular cluster Omega Centauri, which boasts nearly 10 million stars.

Studying the Instrument Shelter

In this project, students construct shelters that have varying properties and place them in the same location, or place similar shelters in different locations and compare temperature data taken in each shelter.

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