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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Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This booklet with companion videos introduces electromagnetic waves, their behaviors, and how scientists visualize these data. Each region of the spectrum is described and illustrated with examples of NASA science.

MRC: Construct Mock-Up (Grades 3-5)

Learners will construct a mock-up of a planetary surface rover. They begin by exploring the importance of engineering in our society, and work as a team to build a prototype of the team's rover using student science notebooks and team sketches as a guide.

ClimateBits: Carbon Dioxide

This video features NASA scientist Claire Parkinson explaining atmospheric carbon dioxide levels seen in measurements collected at the Mauna Loa observatory since 1958 and recent global model output.

See the Light

Through the use of prisms and glue sticks, this activity introduces students to a fundamental property of light: white light is made up of colors representing different wavelengths.

Magnetic Storms

This is a lesson to introduce the Kp index, a common numerical indicator of magnetic storminess. Learners will access and analyze Kp index plots of magnetic storm strength and determine the relative frequency of stronger versus weaker magnetic storms during years of maximum solar activity.

Introduction and Chapter 1

This is the first chapter of Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-based Learning, Grades 5-9.

Exploring Magnetic Fields

This is an activity about magnetic fields. Using iron filings, learners will observe magnets in various arrangements to investigate the magnetic field lines of force. This information is then related to magnetic loops on the Sun's surface and the magnetic field of the Earth.

Learning About Space Weather

This is an activity about the magnetic fields of the Sun and Earth, and the interplanetary magnetic field, or IMF.

NGC 2174: Pillars in the Monkey Head Nebula lithograph and In Search of ... Star Formation classroom activity

This two-page lithograph features an infrared image entitled, Pillars in the Monkey Head Nebula (the nebula also known as NGC 2174), located in the Orion constellation.

Climate Kids: Earthy Word Games

This site contains four word find puzzles; one on each of the following topics: air, water, land and life. In addition, the site features information on an Ecosphere - a self-contained living world inside a closed glass container.

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