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.
The Tools of Gamma Ray Astronomy
NASA scientist, Neil Gehrels, serves as your guide to this online lesson on gamma ray tools, which focuses on advances in detector technologies since the 1980s that have enabled us to capture and image high-energy phenomena. Dr.
Detectors, Gamma ray bursts, Optics, Gamma rays
Earth and space science, Astronomy, The nature of science
The recycled paper produced from the instructions provided contains an additional component - wildflower seeds. The entire paper disc can be planted; the sprouting of the flowers can be observed and analyzed.
Informal education, Elementary school programming, Middle school programming, Youth public
The nature of technology, Technology and society
In this activity, students consider the sudden release of a tremendous amount of kinetic energy when an extraterrestrial object strikes the Earth. In small groups, they study satellite images that show possible evidence of impact events.
Elementary school, Grades 3-5, Middle school
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography, Solar system, Asteroids and comets, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Remote sensing
In this activity, learners explore the size and scale of the universe by shrinking cosmic scale in 4 steps, zooming out from the realm of the Earth and Moon to the realm of the galaxies. This informational brochure was designed as a follow-up take-home activity for teen and adult audiences.
Informal education, General public, Youth public
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale, Mathematics, Measurement
This is a lesson about the size and scale of planets in the solar system. Learners will kinesthetically model the order of the planets outward from the sun. Then they will use a string and beads to create a model to represent the relative distances between the planets.
Elementary school, Grades 3-5
Earth and space science, Solar system, Planets, Mathematics, Measurement