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. will add to ticket
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Magnetic Poles and Pulsars

Students investigate magnetic fields in two and three dimensions, and compare the magnetic field of a pulsar to that of the Earth and other astronomical objects. This is Activity 3 of the Supernova Educator Guide developed by the XMM-Newton and GLAST E/PO programs.

Reading Strategies

Students utilize two reading strategies that can be used to understand the Cosmic Times materials, as well as other readings that may be challenging to them.

NASA eClips™ Our World: Extremophiles

These two video segments introduce students to extremophiles, organisms that thrive in conditions too extreme for most other living things.

Think Scientifically: Adventures in the Attic

This is a book about seasons. Learners will read or listen to a story about two twins, Matt and Matilda, who are tasked with creating a model of the Earth-Sun system for a science fair project.

The Magnetosphere and Us

This is an activity about Earth's magnetosphere. Using provided information, learners will determine the speed of electromagnetic radiation and the speed of material ejected from a solar flare and calculate when each will reach Earth.

What is Magnetism?

This is an activity about magnetism and magnetic forces. Learners will explore objects to which a magnet is attracted or repelled and record information in a learning log.

Heating Up

This interactive, online activity introduces the idea that everything emits electromagnetic radiation, including students. Students discover how the light emitted from an object (a robot) changes as the object is heated.

Jumping Coils

This is an activity about electromagnetism. Learners will use a simple circuit powered by a battery source to investigate the strength of the magnetic field produced by a coil of wire in the circuit.

How Can We Tell If Other Planets Have Water?

Satellite images of Mercury and Mars are used to illustrate craters and generate a discussion about their cause. After comparing those images with one of Earth, students explore the reason for the lack of visible craters on our planet.

Surface Color and Effect of Temperature Change

This activity builds the basic understanding that the heating (indicated by temperature differences) of an object is related to the object’s surface color.

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