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.
Color and Spectrum
This demonstration shows that similar-appearing lights can be distinctly different, suggesting that the light emitted is generated in different ways.
This article provides a brief introduction to the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) and its weather data gathering capabilities. In the accompanying game, players help the GOES-R satellite collect data on six weather variables.
Informal education, Youth public
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather
In this activity, students will record a list of things they already know about hummingbirds and a list of things they would like to learn about hummingbirds. Then they will conduct research to find answers to their questions.
Learners will construct a pinhole camera and, using the projected image of the Sun, calculate its diameter. After calculating the diameter of the Sun, learners will create a classroom sized scale model of the Sun and Earth.
Elementary school, Grades 3-5, Middle school
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale, Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Physical sciences, Light and optics
This is a building-wide enrichment program consisting of a series of posters and accompanying questions designed to pique student interest in science concepts and their application to the world in which we live.
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale, Earth and space science, Astronomy, Stars, nebulae and galaxies, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography, Mathematics, Measurement, Mathematics, Number and operations, Physical sciences, Light and optics, Physical sciences, Motion and forces
These directions allow students to open different images that have been collected from the ROSAT satellite. The directions instruct the user to open the website, but first the user will need to install Hera software.
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization
Learners will predict how human survival requirements are met by characteristics of our solar system and planet. They engage in an online Astronomy Training module in which they make changes to the astronomical conditions of our solar system and observe the effects of these changes on Earth.
Earth and space science, Solar system, Earth and space science, Solar system, Planetary science, Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Solar-terrestrial interactions, Life sciences