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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Ancient Eclipses and the Length of Day

In this problem set, learners will compare actual versus computer track of a solar eclipse in Babylonian times to calculate the rate at which the day is lengthening over time. Answer key is provided.

The Solar System

This is a lesson about the temperature on different planets in our solar system. Learners will explore the planetary temperature system. They explore how each aspect (e.g., mass, temperature and gravity) influences the system and the consequences of disrupting that system.

Energy Conversion

In this activity, students devise ways to demonstrate that energy can change from one form to another in accord with the law of conservation of energy.

Astro-Venture Geology Unit Conclusion: Summarizing Learning

in this concluding lesson, learners review astronomy and atmosphere systems and draw connections to geological processes and structures. They then summarize their learning from this unit in a final project.

Magnetic Forces and Field Line Density

This is an activity about depicting the relative strength of magnetic fields using field line density.

Climate Kids: Birds and Climate Change

Some bird species appear to respond to extreme weather changes in their native habitat by moving to more hospitable environments. This article discusses the role of NASA satellites, along with field and citizen scientists, in studying that movement.

Science in the Media: Bringing cutting edge Astronomy From Scientists to Students

Students build background knowledge about black holes and active galaxies before taking on the roles of reporters to share information about a new NASA discovery. Students watch a simulated press briefing, gather notes, determine their target audience and then write an article/produce a video.

International Space Station LABS: Mathematics Activity 1 Surface Area: Saving Space Station Power

This is an activity about using solar arrays to provide power to the space station. Learners will solve a scenario-based problem by calculating surface areas and determining the amount of power or electricity the solar arrays can create.

Does What You See Depend On Where You Are?

In this activity, students compare and contrast the visual perspectives that result when viewing objects from different distances. In part one of this lesson, students view simple shapes from varying distances and record their observations.

STEM412: Global Climate Change Education for Middle School

This online, facilitated course is designed for middle-school educators wishing to teach global climate change.