The Universe at Many Wavelengths
Project SPECTRA! is a science and engineering program for 6th - 12th grade students, focusing on how light is used to explore the Solar System. Project SPECTRA! read more »
The Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) project is an exciting venture that is bringing hands-on scientific discovery to America's classrooms. read more »
Chandra offers investigations, activities, teacher's guides and answer keys, performance tasks, and demonstrations on the topics of: the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, stellar evolution, and the EM spectr read more »
Four lessons for grades 2-5 from the New Horizons Mission to Pluto:
1. Charting the Progress of New Horizons read more »
A unit with six lessons for grades 6-12 that develops the understanding that visible light is composed of a full range of colors, that extends the concept of a spectrum to include non-visible light (i read more »
A set of 8 activities for Grades 7-12 developed for the Cosmic Questions exhibit. The activities can be used as stand-alone without seeing the exhibit. read more »
This guide introduces students to the mysteries of gamma ray bursts as a gateway and motivation for gaining fundamental understandings of waves and the different wavelengths of the EM spectrum. read more »
Allows students to experience wave interference with their own senses.
Demonstrates traveling, standing, transverse, and longitudinal waves with coiled spring toy.
A simplified Java version of the full-featured Virtual Spectroscope software shows interactive visual and graphical representations of the spectra of several light sources. read more »