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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History of Mars Exploration

Learners will research a past, present, or future mission to Mars and share their findings with the group. The group will then create an overall Mars exploration timeline. A script, links for background sources and suggested materials are available.

How When Affects What I: When you Look, Where you Look

In this introductory global change investigation, students gather and record visual and written data from their surroundings, and through analysis, show how the sampling window chosen for examination can affect an outcome, sometimes resulting in false conclusions.

Astro-Venture Astronomy Unit: Final Project

This is a lesson about habitable planets. Learners will discuss what they know about the astronomical conditions of the planets they have found in earlier lessons and what they still need to know in order to determine if they are habitable to humans.

Interacting Galaxies Arp 273 Lithograph

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows an especially photogenic group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273.

S'COOL: Cloudy Days Are for Reading and Writing

In this activity, students will research weather proverbs, analyze the scientific validity of three weather proverbs and present their reasoning in an essay.

Active Accretion

Learners dynamically dynamically model the growth of asteroids from specks of matter. Similar to tag, the children run around, have fun, and burn off energy. Different from tag, there is science involved! The end of activity debriefing discusses strengths and limits of the model.

Teaching Text Structure with "Understanding the Scale of the Universe"

This is a reading strategy guide in a series of guides that utilizes articles from the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program.

Comparing Comets

In this lesson, learners will use images to observe and compare the surfaces of two comet nuclei from close range. Separate teachers guides and students guides are provided.

How Cosmic Rays Affect Humans

In this lesson about cosmic rays, students will describe why cosmic rays are dangerous to astronauts. Includes information about student preconceptions. This is activity 3 of 4 from The Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER).

MY NASA DATA: 1492 - Using Data to Explain a Journey

In this data analysis activity, students plot ocean currents and wind patterns from the past 10 years and compare them to the documented navigation routes taken by Christopher Columbus.