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.
Big Bang Science Fiction
In this lesson, students create a fictional narrative on the beginning of time. They use their scientific knowledge of the Big Bang Theory and go back into time to when it occurred so they can make observations about it.
Middle school, Middle school, Grades 6-8, High school
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Origins and evolution of the universe
This 28-minute film was created to explain how our current understanding of the Milky Way was reached using many different wavelength of the electromagnetic spectrum. Please note, the link is to a direct download of the video; this is a large file - 336 MB.
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Physical sciences, Light and optics
This slide set presents the atypical slow down in spin rate of one particular neutron star. It is one of a series of short, topical presentations on new developments from NASA astrophysics missions, relevant to introductory astronomy topics.
In this resource, the author uses graphing and the linear scale to explain what logarithms are then describes examples that show how logarithms are used in the field of engineering. Examples include vibration levels in the Space Shuttle and the Richter Scale for earthquakes.
Logarithm, Log, Graph
Engineering and technology, Mathematics, Number and operations
This is a challenge-based activity set designed to have students explore and research the Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission (MMS). Students will explore the purpose and relevance of the mission as well as the scientific methodologies.
Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Magnetosphere, Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Space weather