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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NuSTAR Educators Guide: Medical X-rays

Students read and analyze two different articles about medical imaging using X-rays. This activity is from the NuSTAR Educators Guide: X-Rays on Earth and from Space, which focuses on the science and engineering design of NASA's NuSTAR mission.

NGC 3314: A Tale of Two Galaxies Lithograph and Classroom Activity

This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals two galaxies that look like they are slamming into each other, but they are actually separated by many millions of light-years. The system consists of a face-on spiral galaxy that lies in front of another larger spiral galaxy.

Rational Number Operations

Students will learn about the twin STEREO spacecraft and how they are being used to track solar storms through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video segment.

Principles in Remote Sensing: Earth Observations from Satellites

In this self-paced, interactive tutorial, learners become familiar with basic concepts related to remote sensing of the Earth by satellites.

MRC: Landing, Moving, and Surviving Conditions (Grades 6-8)

This lesson plan uses the 5E learning cycle and is designed around an essential question: Why is the method you chose for landing your Rover on Mars the best one for your mission?

KWL Assessment

In this final lesson of the Dancing Lights curriculum, students will reflect on and discuss what they learned about the aurora. First, students will compare what they know now with what they knew at the beginning of the program, and discuss their answers with a partner using Think, Pair, Share.

IMAGE Satellite Scale Model

This is an activity about scale model building.

MY NASA DATA: Atmospheric Pressure vs. Elevation

In this data activity, students use NASA satellite measurements of atmospheric pressure to learn that pressure decreases with height in the atmosphere.

Climate Kids: Planet Health Report: Temperature

The term "global average temperature" is defined and its importance in monitoring climate change is discussed. A supplemental column makes the analogy between Earth’s temperature and human vital signs.

Earth System in a Bottle

Working in pairs, students will create experimental conditions in terrariums in order to study what plants need to live. Variables to study include the presence or absence of soil, water, and sunlight.