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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Simplified Clinometer Interactive

In this virtual field experience, learners construct and use a clinometer to measure the height of a tree on level ground using the GLOBE protocol for measuring tree and shrub height. This resource is part of The GLOBE Program Biosphere Protocol eTraining.

Exploring Infrared Image Technology

In this introductory activity, learners investigate and discuss infrared images of various everyday objects, such as toasters, hairdryers, and running water, to learn about infrared imaging.

Multiwavelength Astronomy: Gamma Ray Science

Dieter Hartmann, a high-energy physicist, presents a story-based lesson on the science of Gamma-Ray astronomy. The lesson focuses on gamma-ray bursts; examining their sources, types, and links to the origin and evolution of the Universe.

Space Place Live! With Merav Opher

This is an episode of the Space Place Live talk show. Learners will watch NASA astrophysicist Merav Opher as she talks about her job studying the Sun, heliosphere, space weather, and solar wind.

Geomagnetism I: Polar Wander

This is an activity about the movement, or "wandering," of our Earth's magnetic poles.

Iron Filings and (2-3D) Magnetic Field Lines

This is a lesson to demonstrate magnetic field lines in 2- and 3-dimensions. In the first activity, learners sprinkle iron filings over a magnet underneath a paper and record their observations.

Climate Kids: Gallery of Energy

This series of 11 captioned images depict the harnessing of three types of alternative energy sources: tidal, wind and solar. In contrast, several images of fossil fuel usage are included.

SciJinks: What Causes Lightning and Thunder?

This article explains the causes of lightning and thunder, and shows what it looks like from space. 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.

Constructing a Model of Surface Ozone

Students will work in teams to create visual models to assist in understanding the volume of surface ozone in the air. Students construct cubes of different volumes and compare them to get a feel for parts per million by volume and parts per billion by volume.

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field Lithograph

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field lithograph shows the deepest visible light observation of the early universe. In vibrant contrast to the image's rich harvest of classic spiral and elliptical galaxies, there is a zoo of oddball galaxies littering the field.