NASA Wavelength

UV Menace

In this problem-based learning activity, students work in teams to review the many issues that surround ozone depletion. They will evaluate the current status of the Montreal Protocol, considering the interrelationships of Earth's spheres, including the anthrosphere.

NASA Mission Tools Suite for Education Informational Video

This four‑minute video provides an overview of NASA's Mission Tools Suite for Education (MTSE), a unique web‑based program that connects K‑12 classrooms with NASA Airborne Science Program missions around the world in realtime.

How Can I Use Them? Asteroid Resources

Learners will research and document some of the requirements for mounting an expedition to an asteroid; actively explore potential resources available to space travelers through research, assessment, team cooperation, and exploration simulations; develop the background to make the connection betw

GLOBE: From Weather to Climate - Looking at Air Temperature Data

After examining variations and trends in short- and long-term air temperature data, students build an understanding of the differences between weather and climate. The lesson includes three activities with worksheets. An appendix also provides related graphs and tables.

NASA eClips™ Real World: CubeSats

Introduce learners to Cubesats - much smaller (1000 cm3) satellites that are being used to gather scientific data and enhance NASA’s space exploration goals.

Building Perspectives with Active Galaxies

In this activity, students build a model of an active galaxy. From this, they will learn about the geometry of the components of an active galaxy and develop an understanding that different viewing angles can lead to dramatically different interpretations of a galaxy's appearance.

Sounds of the Sun

This is an activity about the Doppler effect. Learners begin by simulating the noise made by a passing siren.

Landsat Change Over Time

An introduction to the Landsat satellite is presented through a poster with accompanying images, information and classroom lesson. The poster displays 10 pairs of international Landsat images highlighting changes over time from both natural and human-induced causes.

SOS Water Falls Post-Visit

Intended for use after viewing the Science on a Sphere film "Water Falls," this lesson deepens student's understanding of global precipitation measurement.

Over the Rainbow

In this demonstration, a flashlight, mirror, water and a plastic shoebox are used to refract light into its component wavelengths, seen as colors of the visible spectrum. Students create a drawing of the sequence of colors in the rainbow.