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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Anatomy of a Black Hole

This interactive, online module provides an introduction to the concept of a black hole. Students explore the components of a black hole by using a diagram of an accretion disk, an event horizon, and jets of hot gas. Students may complete this activity independently or in small groups.

Did Impacts Create Features on Mars?

Learners will use trays of sand and a variety of solid objects to model the effects of "impactors" on the surface. This is activity 6 of 9 in Mars and Earth: Science Learning Activities for After School. <b>Note: The Mars image set that is needed to do this activity is on p.

Star Witness News: Asteroid with Six Comet-like Tails Surprises Astronomers

This science news story highlights a Hubble Space Telescope observation of an unusual asteroid. Astronomers hypothesize that the spin rate of the asteroid increased to such an extent that materials were flung off its surface.

The Heliosphere

This lithograph outlines the components of our heliosphere, using current information released by the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft team.

MRC: Brainstorm and Preliminary Design (Grades 3-5)

Learners will become familiar with and use the engineering design process to sketch a reasonable drawing of the rover that will be built.

Making a Contour Map

In this activity, students plot data from GLOBE schools on a map with latitude and longitude lines and draw contours based on the values plotted. The resource includes a student worksheet and data table.

Measuring Dark Energy

In this lesson, students simulate an experiment in which the discovery of dark energy can be made by plotting modern supernova distances on a Hubble Diagram. Data is provided in an Excel spreadsheet (see related resources).

Climate Kids: A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change

A product of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this website features sections entitled "Learn the Basics," "See the Impacts," "Think Like a Scientist," and "Be Part of the Solution" through which participants gain a deeper understanding of climate

Anatomy of a Raindrop

This short video (~2 minutes) explains how a raindrop falls through the atmosphere and why a more accurate look at raindrops can improve estimates of global precipitation.

Particle Detection

This is an activity about the the functioning of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft.