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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Climate Kids: What Is Happening In the Ocean?

This article examines the ocean's role in heat absorption and carbon dioxide absorption. The consequences of changes in those, as well as in ocean water salinity, are discussed.

Beam Me Up

In these activities, students investigate how gamma ray bursts emit energy in beams (as opposed to emitting light in all directions) and investigate the implications of this on the total number of gamma ray bursts seen in the universe.

Slide-Rule Graph

In this activity students use their Log Tapes as a reference for ordered pairs, and graph positive numbers as a function of their base-10 logarithms.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum: Projecting Visible Spectra

In this activity, students study the range of colors in a visible light spectrum created from either a glass prism or holographic diffraction grating.

S'COOL Lesson: Weather Jeopardy

This game is intended to be used at the end of a unit on weather, providing a review of cloud and weather-related concepts. A student worksheet and a list of questions for teacher use, as well as student notes and suggestions for assessment are included.

Astro101 Slide Set: From Supernovas to Planets

This slide set focuses on the discovery of a massive dust cloud in a supernova remnant. It is one of a series of short, topical presentations on new developments from NASA astrophysics missions, relevant to introductory astronomy topics.

Science Fiction with Good Astronomy and Physics

This is an annotated, topical list of science fiction novels and stories based on more or less accurate astronomy and physics ideas.

Seasons Unraveled - The Angle of Sunlight

This is an activity about understanding how the Earth’s axial tilt changes the angle at which sunlight hits the Earth, contributing to the variations in temperature throughout the seasons.

SciJinks: Steps in a Science Fair Project

Seven basic steps for completing a science fair project are listed; three related links are provided. 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.

Distant Galaxies

This is an activity about the Hubble Deep Field image, an observation of one small area of sky that contained no previously-detected objects. The long time exposure of this image allows us to detect some of the most distant objects seen in our Universe.