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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Dawn: Find a Meteorite

This online activity introduces the importance of meteorites to the understanding of the origin of the Solar System. Learners will use a key to determine if samples are meteorites.

Teacher Background: The Dancing Lights Program

Dancing Lights: Exploring the Aurora through Art and Writing is a science-in-literacy program about the aurora. Students in grades 3-5 write and illustrate their perceptions, ideas, and facts pertaining to auroral science.

Simplified Clinometer Interactive

In this virtual field experience, learners construct and use a clinometer to measure the height of a tree on level ground using the GLOBE protocol for measuring tree and shrub height. This resource is part of The GLOBE Program Biosphere Protocol eTraining.

Exploring Infrared Image Technology

In this introductory activity, learners investigate and discuss infrared images of various everyday objects, such as toasters, hairdryers, and running water, to learn about infrared imaging.

Multiwavelength Astronomy: Gamma Ray Science

Dieter Hartmann, a high-energy physicist, presents a story-based lesson on the science of Gamma-Ray astronomy. The lesson focuses on gamma-ray bursts; examining their sources, types, and links to the origin and evolution of the Universe.

Space Place Live! With Merav Opher

This is an episode of the Space Place Live talk show. Learners will watch NASA astrophysicist Merav Opher as she talks about her job studying the Sun, heliosphere, space weather, and solar wind.

Geomagnetism I: Polar Wander

This is an activity about the movement, or "wandering," of our Earth's magnetic poles.

Iron Filings and (2-3D) Magnetic Field Lines

This is a lesson to demonstrate magnetic field lines in 2- and 3-dimensions. In the first activity, learners sprinkle iron filings over a magnet underneath a paper and record their observations.

Climate Kids: Gallery of Energy

This series of 11 captioned images depict the harnessing of three types of alternative energy sources: tidal, wind and solar. In contrast, several images of fossil fuel usage are included.

SciJinks: What Causes Lightning and Thunder?

This article explains the causes of lightning and thunder, and shows what it looks like from space. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

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