Nasa Wavelength

Catch the Wave

This interactive, online activity introduces students to the electromagnetic spectrum. Students view the electromagnetic spectrum in its entirety and become familiar with the characteristics of waves.

World Electricity Consumption and Carbon Dioxide

In this problem set, learners will analyze a table of global electricity consumption to answer a series of questions and consider the production of carbon dioxide associated with that consumption. Answer key is provided.

Eclipse Hand Held Fan

Developed and distributed prior to the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, this product includes a template and instructions for making a handheld viewing fan.

30 Doradus: A Turbulent Star-forming Region Lithograph and Star Formation Classroom Activity

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals a panorama of turbulent star birth, located close enough to Earth that Hubble can resolve individual stars. The star factory resides 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.

NASA's Earth Observatory Presents: National Parks - From Space

Originally produced in support of the 2016 Earth Science Week theme of “Our Shared Geoheritage,” this collection of articles and images from NASA’s Earth Observatory looks at over 60 of America’s National Parks.

The Solar Constant since 1600

In this problem set, learners will analyze a graph of solar irradiance since 1610. Answer key is provided. They will consider average insolation, percent changes and the link between irradiance and climate change.

Lunar and PlanetARy Augmented Reality App

Come along on a virtual journey to the asteroid belt, the Moon, Mars, Saturn, Pluto and Europa. Begin by downloading this free educational app to any iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).

For Good Measure Video

This short video (2:01) uses an engaging approach to emphasize the importance of tracking and studying precipitation.

Atmospheric Science Mission

In this lesson, students use an online, multimedia module to simulate the techniques that scientists might use to find a planet that has the atmospheric conditions required for human habitability. Learners will learn about NASA research and careers in atmospheric sciences.


In this activity, students learn that infrared light is reflected in the same manner as visible light. Students align a series of mirrors so that they can turn on a TV with a remote control when the remote is not in a direct line with the TV.