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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The Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon

This interactive website engages children in a story-based scenario that emphasizes concepts of remote sensing and how NASA scientists use satellite imagery to better understand the Earth's environmental changes. The story features a pigeon named Amelia and is set in New York City.

Modeling Hot and Cold Planets: Activity B Experimenting with Computer Models

In this activity, students pose several hypotheses for what will happen if you continue heating or supplying energy to the hot and cold planet models (Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Earth) and then test their hypotheses using a spreadsheet based radiation balance model.

Supernova Explosions

In this activity, students are reminded that the Universe is made up of elements and that the heavier elements are created inside of a star. They are then introduced to the life cycle of a star and how a star's mass affects its process of fusion and eventual death.

Properties of Fresh and Sea Water

This is a hands-on lab activity about the properties and states of water.

Measuring Angular Size and Distance

This is an activity about measuring angular size and understanding the solar and lunar proportions that result in solar eclipses. Learners will use triangles and proportions to create a shoebox eclipse simulator.

What Is There to See From Sea to Shining Sea?

This investigation teaches that physical and human features are used to characterize places on Earth.

Sun and Space Weather: Presentation for Elementary School Teachers

This is a presentation about the Sun. Learners will hear about its cycles, as well as important features like solar flares, prominences, coronal mass ejections, and magnetic loops.

SciJinks: Play Spectrix!

This game helps students understand how multiple remote sensing wave bands can be combined to reveal new information about the weather. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

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.