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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Introduction to Cosmology

This website presents basic information and concepts about Cosmology and our current best understanding of the Universe. Cosmology is the scientific study of the large scale properties of the Universe as a whole.

Solar Observations

This is an activity involving observations of the Sun. Learners use pinhole cameras, solar telescopes, and/or solar viewing glasses to make solar observations, draw what they see, and identify sunspots, if they are present.

The Crawl of the Crab

In this activity, students compare two images of the Crab Nebula taken more than 40 years apart. By measuring the motion of some of the knots of glowing gas in the neubla, students will be able to determine the date of the supernova explosion that set the Crab Nebula into motion.

MRC: Selecting Teams Rover Mission (Grades 6-8)

Learners will review what they have learned about scientific and engineering investigation, construct a valid scientific question that can be answered by data and/or modeling, and choose an appropriate mission for their rover that will answer their scientific question.

Epo's Chronicles

Epo's Chronicles is a web comic series which takes place in the distant future. It is about a sentient spaceship called Epo, and its humanoid companion, Alkina, who explore the universe and try to discover their origins. The series is available in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

GLOBE Earth System Science Posters and Learning Activities

These two posters represent visual data collected from satellites, ground based observations, and model predictions representing solar energy, average temperature, cloud cover, precipitation, soil moisture and vegetation over 12 month periods in 1987 and 2007.

Exploring Relationships Between Two Variables

In this activity, student teams explore the connections between parts of the Earth system by examining a time series of environmental data maps.

Cepheid Variable Star RS Puppis lithograph/Cepheid Variable Stars

This is a two-page lithograph featuring the Cepheid Variable Star RS Puppis, an example of a special class of bright pulsating stars whose light and energy outputs vary over a set period of time.

Earth's Polar Wander-the Chandler Wobble

In this problem set, learners will analyze a table of the axis location of the North Pole as it passes through Earth's surface to understand variations in the planet's rotation axis. Answer key is provided.

The Cause of the Phases of the Moon

This lesson addresses the common student misconception that the Earth is closer to the Sun during the summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

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