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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Jump Start Jupiter

This is a kick-off activity about the solar system and Jupiter. Learners will discuss what they know, work in teams to read about the Sun, eight planets, asteroid belt, and the dwarf planet, Pluto.

Putting the Electromagnetic Spectrum Together

This activity deepens student understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum, enabling students to detect and consider wavelengths other than visible light.

Beautiful Earth Water Density Experiments

Designed as either a demonstration or an investigation for use in a formal or informal setting, this activity focuses on the effects of water density on water's movement. A list of materials, along with the instructions for building the apparatus needed, are included.

Earth- A Matter of Gravity

In this problem set, learners will analyze a map of Earth's gravity field derived from satellite data to answer questions on gravity averages and anomalies in certain regions. Answer key is provided.

Making Months

In this activity, students develop reasonable calendar designs for an imaginary planet using factoring as a problem solving strategy.

Catching Gamma-Ray Bursts on the Fly: Swift Paper Model

This booklet contains information on the Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer mission, its scientific objectives and its detectors and other hardware. The booklet includes multiple pages of printed parts and instructions for assembling them into a paper model.

The Sun and Magnetic Fields

In this activity about magnetic fields and their relation to the Sun, learners will simulate sunspots by using iron filings to show magnetic fields around a bar or cow magnet, and draw the magnetic field surrounding two dipole magnets, both in parallel and perpendicular alignments.

Killer Asteroids

This is a website about asteroids and comets. Learners can play a physics-based asteroid game, learn about how backyard astronomers are contributing to asteroid research, or simulate an asteroid impact using a Google Earth Impact simulation.

Life Beyond Earth Exhibit at Maryland Science Center

The Maryland Science Center is working with formal education providers in local underserved schools around a combined project including an interactive exhibit, a Davis Planetarium program and associated Educator Workshops, and will provide outreach to the informal science education community to e

Geologic Mapping of the Moon - Copernicus Crater

Students will use observation to make their own geologic map of the Moon’s Copernicus Crater. The students will identify crater features in a photogeologic image and use those observations to color their map with the appropriate geologic units.