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.
The Incredible Two-Inch Universe
In this activity, learners explore the size and scale of the universe by shrinking cosmic scale in 4 steps, zooming out from the realm of the Earth and Moon to the realm of the galaxies. This informational brochure was designed as a follow-up take-home activity for teen and adult audiences.
Informal education, General public, Youth public
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale, Mathematics, Measurement
In this activity, students consider the sudden release of a tremendous amount of kinetic energy when an extraterrestrial object strikes the Earth. In small groups, they study satellite images that show possible evidence of impact events.
Elementary school, Upper elementary, Grade 5, Middle school
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography, Solar system, Asteroids and comets, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Remote sensing
The recycled paper produced from the instructions provided contains an additional component - wildflower seeds. The entire paper disc can be planted; the sprouting of the flowers can be observed and analyzed.
Informal education, Elementary school programming, Middle school programming, Youth public
The nature of technology, Technology and society
NASA scientist, Neil Gehrels, serves as your guide to this online lesson on gamma ray tools, which focuses on advances in detector technologies since the 1980s that have enabled us to capture and image high-energy phenomena. Dr.
Detectors, Gamma ray bursts, Optics, Gamma rays
Earth and space science, Astronomy, The nature of science
Should this Laser Slinging Slug have Fired his Weapon?
This fact card discusses the shape of space and how light is affected by the amount of dark matter and energy in the universe. MAP's microwave detection gives us enormous insight into the creation of this matter and energy.
Informal education, General public, High school programming
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Origins and evolution of the universe
This video is narrated by NASA scientist Peter Griffith who explains fast and slow carbon cycling on Earth. A banana is an example of fast, young carbon. A chunk of coal is an example of old, slow carbon.
Carbon cycle, Science on a Sphere
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Geochemical cycles, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Physical sciences, Energy, The nature of science, Science and society