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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Moon Tune

This is a lesson about NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Learners will sing about the LRO mission to the Moon, learn that craters on the Moon may harbor water ice, and they discover how LRO is searching for this and other resources needed to build future lunar outposts.

Impact Earth

This 24 minute planetarium show teaches about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets. The show was created for fulldome theaters, but is also available on DVD to be shown in flat version for TVs and computer monitors, and can be freely viewed online.

MRC: How Do I Measure This? (Grades 6-8)

This is a lesson about measurement and cratering. Learners will read about the origin of the foot as a standardized unit of measure, work collaboratively to conduct an experiment about cratering, and collect and record data to draw logical and scientific conclusions.

Investigating Ice Worlds

This is a lesson about ice worlds in the outer planetary regions and the role they play in understanding the Solar System.

Space Place: Have a Greenhouse Gas Attack!

In this game, players help rid Earth of excess greenhouse gases with the goal of getting atmospheric temperature to the "normal" range. A link is included which provides directions on making greenhouse gases out of gumdrops. The article/game is targeted to children ages 10-12.

Space Place: What is the Secret Code Used by the Voyager Spacecraft?

Learners will explore the binary and hexidecimal systems and how engineers use them to translate spacecraft data into images.

A Simple Magnetometer

This is an activity about the effect of solar storm events on Earth's magnetic field.

Designing an Open Spectrograph

Learners will build an open spectrograph to calculate the angle the light is transmitted through a holographic diffraction grating. After finding the desired angles, the students will design their own spectrograph using the information learned.

Liquid Rainbow

This is a hands-on lab activity about seawater density. After developing a hypothesis, learners will conduct a simple investigation of density. They will discuss changes in density observed and describe how salt affects the density of water.

The Cosmic Distance Scale

This resource gives an impression of how immense our Universe is by employing a method used many times in "Power of 10" films - that is, starting with an image of the Earth and then zooming out towards the furthest visible reaches of our Universe.