Nasa Wavelength

Celestial Jukebox

Through the use of rhythm patterns of sounds presented in a solar system model, learners will collect data to determine orbital periods.

Life Beyond Earth Exhibit at Maryland Science Center

The Maryland Science Center is working with formal education providers in local underserved schools around a combined project including an interactive exhibit, a Davis Planetarium program and associated Educator Workshops, and will provide outreach to the informal science education community to e

Planet Quest Observing Cards

The PlanetQuest Observing Cards are designed to give telescope operators and other interpreters a new way of explaining the night sky. Relating common observing objects to our search for exoplanets makes these spectacular sights more understandable.

The Search for Planets Around Other Stars: An Introductory Resource Guide for College Instructors

The discovery and characterization of exoplanets is one of the most exciting and fast-changing areas in modern astronomical research.

Star Witness news story: 20 Years of Exoplanets: The Search for Worlds Beyond Our Own

This news story describes the search for planets orbiting stars other than our sun, particularly since the discovery of a planet around a sun-like star 20 years ago. Star Witness News is a series of articles, written for students, that are inspired by Hubble Space Telescope press releases.

Kepler Star Wheels

This is a make-it-yourself planisphere designed to show where Kepler is pointing. Learners can use it to locate exoplanets around stars in the night sky.

Astro101 Slide Set: Kepler's Exoplanet Discoveries Exceed 1,000

A short slide set focusing on the Kepler Mission’s exoplanet discoveries. Each slide includes informative text and related images. This is one in a series of short topical presentations on new developments from NASA astrophysics missions.

Kepler Exoplanet Transit Hunt

This online Flash interactive simulates the process of discovering new exoplanets using the transit method. Learners explore a simulated star field, record data, make measurements and do calculations to discover new planets. Instructional videos and guides are included.

Planet Hunters Educators Guide

Using the 5-E model, these lessons introduce planets, planetary systems, star types, exoplanets, transits, light curves, and the Planet Hunters citizen science project. Supplemental materials include data/image sheets. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are identified.