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.
Model the Sun and Earth
Learners will make scale models of the Sun and Earth out of paper mache. This activity is from the DIY Sun Science app and is for ages 10 and up.
Informal education, Elementary school programming, Informal education, Middle school programming, Informal education, Families, Informal education, Parents/caregivers
Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun
In this experiment, students create a "lava lamp" - a beaker on a hotplate, and investigate buoyancy, convection and other fluid and thermodynamic properties using ink, water, vegetable oil and Alka-Seltzer tablets.
In this activity students develop a simplified log table using information from their Log Tapes. Then they use it to solve arithmetic problems by looking up and combining logs, and finding the antilog.
High school, Informal education, High school programming, Informal education, General public
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Mathematics, Number and operations
In this science literacy extension students read and analyze two different articles about XMM-Newton discoveries involving neutron stars and their magnetic fields. This is Activity 4 of the Supernova Guide developed by the XMM-Newton and GLAST E/PO programs.
Middle school, Grades 6-8, High school
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Stars, nebulae and galaxies, The nature of science, Science and society
In this problem set, learners will calculate the parts-per-thousand measure for different scenarios, including ocean salinity as depicted in the image included. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.
Middle school, High school, Grade 9
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Ocean and water, Mathematics, Number and operations, Mathematics, Problem solving
In this two-part investigation, students explore the concept of transits. In the first part, they discover that a transit is an event where one body crosses in front of another, like when a planet goes in front of a star.
Solar System Odyssey - Fulldome Digital Planetarium Show
This full-dome planetarium show takes learners on a futuristic journey through our Solar System. They explore the inner and outer planets, then the moons: Titan, Europa, and Callisto as possible places to establish a human colony.
Informal education, Middle school programming
Earth and space science, Solar system, Earth and space science, Solar system, Planets
Coastal Upwelling: The Biological Pump and the Significance of Upwelling
This self-paced, interactive tutorial explores how biological activity helps to determine vertical nutrient distributions in the ocean, examines why upwelling boosts marine productivity, and considers how various physical forces interact to determine upwelling.
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Climate, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Ocean and water, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, Life sciences, Ecology and ecosystems
Learners color images of the latest scientific data depicting the Moon's formation to create their own comic strips of our Moon's birth. The children use different-colored balls of Play-Doh® to model the impact between Earth and a small planet 4.5 billion years ago.
Informal education, Elementary school programming, Informal education, Middle school programming, Informal education, General public, Informal education, Youth public, Informal education, Families
Earth and space science, Earth, moon and sun, Earth and space science, Solar system, Planetary science, Earth and space science, Solar system, The moon, The nature of science