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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Planetary Temperature as a System

This is a lesson about the kinds of stars that are suitable for supporting human life. Learners will characterize stars on a HR diagram and identify the characteristics of those most suitable for supporting human life.

Space Place: Birds and Radar

This article describes how NASA radar studying rainfall can also teach us about bird migration. Includes an activity for building your own birdseed wreath. Targeted for children ages 10-12.

NASA eClips™ 4D Sun's Position Spotlite Interactive

The change in the sun's location during sunrise and sunset over the course of a year is explained through this student-lead NASA eClips segment. The resource also includes a lesson that contains a pre- and post-test, and an activity using the Frayer model.

La Heliosfera

This lithograph outlines the components of our heliosphere, using current information released by the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft team.

Raindrop Tales: GPM Meets Mizu-chan

This 12-page educational comic book introduces readers to the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. Using the Japanese anime art style, the comic book explains the satellite technology and the mission goals and applications.

What is Light?

This textbook chapter traces the historical development of the modern scientific understanding of light, and reviews the electromagnetic spectrum and the Earth's atmospheric shield. The resource includes links to current news articles, and a suite of pre- and post-unit assessments.

Space Place: Animals on the Move

This article discusses how NASA, NOAA, and animal researchers work together using radio transmitters and satellites to track and study migration patterns of several animal species. Also included is a "Migration Concentration" game. The article is targeted to children ages 10-12.

Tree Impact Study

In this field activity, students document examine the role of a tree in its ecosystem and as part of the environment in a human community.

Planet Impact: Comet News, Special Edition

This series of short articles details the discovery and subsequent impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter. The impending impact created quite a buzz among scientists since it marked the first of its kind. Student may work independently or in small groups to complete each article.

NASA eClips™ Real World: Lightning Protection System for Launch Complex 39

See how NASA is using a rolling spheres lightning protection system to expand the cone of safety currently used on Launch Complex 39. NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections.

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