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.
GLAST Launch Fact Sheet
This four-page color brochure describes the science of NASA's GLAST mission, as well as providing tables that summarize the instrumental parameters and the mission participants.
Informal education, Informal education, High school programming, Informal education, General public
This is an activity about modeling and the scientific process. Learners will discuss the models they created in the previous three activities as models of forces that shape the surface of planets, and talk about the similarities and differences between models and real events.
Informal education, Elementary school programming, Informal education, Middle school programming, Informal education, Youth public
Earth and space science, Solar system, Comparative planetology, Earth and space science, Solar system, Planets, The nature of science, The scientific process
NASA eClips™️ Real World: Scaling the Solar System
Focusing on the size of our solar system, these two short videos address both its vastness and the measurement of its distances. Part One defines the limits of the solar system; Part Two introduces the Astronomical Unit (AU) and applies it to distances within the solar system.
Solar system, Planet, Asteroid, Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud
Middle school, Informal education, Middle school programming, Informal education, High school programming, Informal education, General public, Informal education, Youth public, Informal education, Informal science education professionals, Vocational/professional development
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale, Mathematics, Algebra, Mathematics, Measurement
In this activity, students become familiar with the orientation of shadows, their size in relation to the object casting them, and how the alignment of the Sun, the object, and the shadow tells us much about how shadows work.
Earth and space science, Earth, moon and sun, Days, Physical sciences, Light and optics, The nature of science, The scientific process
International Space Station LABS: Engineering Activity 2 Mass and Speed: Protecting Space Suits from Orbital Debris
Learners will investigate the relationship between mass, speed, velocity, and kinetic energy in order to select the best material to be used on a space suit. They will apply an engineering design test procedure to determine impact strength of various materials.