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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Light Travel Time and the Size of Active Galaxies

Using real data from NASA's Fermi satellite, students determine the size and energy of an active galaxy flare region. This activity includes background information for teachers, student worksheets, procedures, adaptations, extensions, an assessment rubric, and related resources.

IBEX Electronic Resource for Museum Educators

This material is a comprehensive educational resource for informal educators highlighting the major mission information and science background for the Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission, a Small Explorer Earth-orbiting spacecraft that is designed to map the distant boundary between the solar

Gravitational Waves

The purpose of this lesson is to model for students gravitational waves and how they are created. Students will build a simple "Gravitational Wave Demonstrator" using inexpensive materials (plastic wrap, plastic cups, water, food coloring, and rubber bands, marbles).

Investigating the Insides

Leaners will investigate the composition of unseen materials using a variety of tools - a process that mimics how scientists discover clues about the interiors of planets with cameras and other instruments onboard spacecraft. This activity is part of Explore!

Our Very Own Star: the Sun

This is a storybook about the Sun. Learners will read or hear about the Sun, its relationship to Earth, and how the Sun can affect Earth.

Scientific Notation

In this activity students convert antilogs to logs, and logs to antilogs using scientific notation as an intermediate step. They will thereby develop a look-up table for solving math problems by using logarithms. This is activity D2 in the "Far Out Math" educator's guide.

Studying Light: Seeing the Invisible

This is a lesson about the electromagnetic spectrum. Learners begin by arranging a set of picture cards; in the discussion afterwards, this activity is related to the electromagnetic spectrum as an arrangement of energy waves.

Climate Kids: Green Building Contractor

An interview conducted with a building contractor provides insights into what it means to build an environmentally "green" house.

Mauna Loa CO2 Record

This interactive model lets you manipulate and work to balance the biologic (e.g., photosynthesis, respiration) and human processes that replicate the observed CO2 record from Mauna Loa. This is part of Unit 2 of Interactives and Models: Carbon Now.

Astronomy Foundations through Art & Paper (AFTAPP): Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate

This website includes over 88 activities, where scientists put their research into layperson terms and develop paper plate activities that illustrate their respective pursuits. Paper Plate Education was an initiative to reduce complex notions to simple paper plate explanations.

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