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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Make the Most of Your Universe: Resource Guide for Peace Corps and AmeriCorps

This resource guide is intended for Peace Corps and AmeriCorps volunteers who are trying to bring more STEM into their fieldwork. Includes a 10-minute guide to the universe and constellations, and links to activities and other resources.

Fission and Fusion Game

In this activity, students play a board game where they learn the characteristics of and differences between fission and fusion, as well as the real world applications of these energy-releasing reactions. Reproducible game cards and and game board are included in the resource.

Penny Moon

This is an activity about the rotation of the Moon. Learners use a penny and a quarter to model that the Moon does indeed spin on its axis as it orbits the Earth. They find that the Moon keeps the same face toward the Earth, but receives illumination from the Sun on all sides in turn.

Matching Pairs

This is an activity about image comparison. Learners will analyze and compare images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. They will match four magnetic solar images, or magnetograms, to their corresponding extreme ultraviolet, or EUV, light images by studying solar features in the images.

Space Place: How Do You Make a Weather Satellite?

This 11-page booklet offers an age-appropriate explanation of the construction, launch and on-board instruments of a weather satellite. Incorporated in the text is a simple activity for sensing temperature differences. The booklet is targeted to children ages 10-12.

Space Update

This is an interactive, real-time display system of space science images and data designed for museums and schools. The program displays hundreds of images and movies from space science research, all documented, with web references of how to find out more information.

Space Place Live! With Linda Herrell

This is an episode of the Space Place Live talk show.

Making a Solar Eclipse Book: The Sun and Moon During Solar Eclipse

This is an activity about how to model and label a solar eclipse. Learners will paint and label an illustration of the Sun and Moon as they appear during a solar eclipse. Learners will also use their illustrations of the Sun to write a descriptive paragraph of solar characteristics and features.

Mission: Solar System - Down to the Core

Learners design and build a device that can take a core sample from a potato. This resource includes a challenge video, leader notes, and handouts.

MY NASA DATA: Analysis of Atmospheric Conditions for a High Mountain Retreat

Using weather data from both satellite and ground-based observations, this lesson challenges students to select a site location for a hypothetical mountain retreat.