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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NASA eClips™ Launchpad: The Life Cycle of a Star

Each of us is made from star stuff. But how are stars formed? Take a closer look at the life cycles of stars and learn where stars come from, how they've changed, and what happens to stars when their lives come to an end. Find out about your connection to the cosmos.

What Do We Know About The Sun?

This is an activity about what individuals already know about the Sun. Learners will brainstorm and share with the group their prior knowledge about the Sun. This is Activity 1 of the Sun As a Star afterschool curriculum.

Rain Gauge Activity

In this activity, students face an engineering challenge based on real-world applications. They are tasked with developing a tool they can use to measure the amount of rain that falls each day.

Lander Design

Learners will design and built a prototype robot. This is lesson 14 of 16 in the MarsBots learning module.

SciJinks: Aurora Australis from the International Space Station

This video presents a view of the Aurora Australis as seen from the ISS. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

Dividing Multi-Digit Whole Numbers

Students will learn about satellites that gather data about Earth systems by reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video segment. Then students will practice dividing multi-digit numbers using satellite data related to the Earth's ozone layer.

Mission: Solar System - Soft Landing

Learners design and build an airbag system that can safely land an egg dropped from a height of 3' onto the floor. This resource includes a challenge video, leader notes, and handouts.

MY NASA DATA: Studying Snow and Ice Changes

In this data analysis activity, students determine changes in snow and ice cover on the Earth's surface from 1994 to 2004.

What is the Difference between Heat and Temperature?

In this laboratory activity, learners explore the difference between heat and temperature, and explore the rate of heat transfer from one substance to another as it depends on the density of the substances being investigated. The activity can be conducted either in a science lab or in a kitchen.

The Earth as a System (Grades 10-12)

Students are introduced to the carbon cycle through discussion, modeling and a game. Students then complete activities and investigations on Greenhouse gasses, photosynthesis, cellular respiration and ecosystem services (functions and values of intact ecosystems to humans).