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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Making a Contour Map

In this activity, students plot data from GLOBE schools on a map with latitude and longitude lines and draw contours based on the values plotted. The resource includes a student worksheet and data table.

Measuring Dark Energy

In this lesson, students simulate an experiment in which the discovery of dark energy can be made by plotting modern supernova distances on a Hubble Diagram. Data is provided in an Excel spreadsheet (see related resources).

Climate Kids: A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change

A product of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this website features sections entitled "Learn the Basics," "See the Impacts," "Think Like a Scientist," and "Be Part of the Solution" through which participants gain a deeper understanding of climate

Anatomy of a Raindrop

This short video (~2 minutes) explains how a raindrop falls through the atmosphere and why a more accurate look at raindrops can improve estimates of global precipitation.

Particle Detection

This is an activity about the the functioning of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft.

Risky Business

This is an online sorting game that compares the lifetime risk of death from an asteroid impact to other threats. For example, are you more likely to be killed by an amusement park ride or an asteroid impact? It is part of the Killer Asteroids Web Site.

GLOBE: Clouds eTraining Module

After completing this module, learners will be able to to explain what clouds are and how they form; why clouds are an important element of the Earth system; why cloud observations are important for understanding our changing Earth system.

The Mystery of Blacktail Canyon

During this immersive virtual field trip to the Grand Canyon, learners investigate geologic records to discover what the rocks reveal about life and environments of the past. They will then apply those same investigative techniques to the search for life in the solar system.

Solar Week Friday: Research Jobs & Salaries

This is a reading and research activity associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun.

Astro101 Slide Set: Shockingly Bright Pulsars

This slide set focuses on the discovery of an extremely bright pulsar in the galaxy M82 by the NuSTAR mission, with support from the Chandra and Swift missions.