NASA Wavelength

Satellite Images

In this online, interactive module, students learn about the three types of satellite images (visible, infrared, and water vapor); how to identify basic cloud types and storm systems in satellite images; and demonstrate the basic knowledge necessary to interpret satellite observations.

Eyes on Earth

Eyes on Earth is a 2,500 sq. ft. interactive, traveling science exhibition developed by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) that focuses on NASA's Earth Observing System and explores three major areas: Satellites, Orbits and Satellite Technology.

Build It Yourself: Satellite!

"Build It Yourself: Satellite!" is an online Flash game hosted on the James Webb Space Telescope website. The goal of the game is to explain the decision-making process of satellite design.

MY NASA DATA: Creating and Analyzing Graphs of Tropospheric Ozone

In this data exploration activity, students will access, download and graph authentic ozone data for four different locations on Earth. The ozone levels at the four sites are compared and analyzed, and students investigate the cause of changes in ozone concentration over time.

Beyond the Bite: Mosquitoes and Malaria

Did Water Create Features on Mars?

Learners will use trays of sand and cups of water to recreate surface features seen in images of Mars. This is activity 5 of 9 in Mars and Earth: Science Learning Activities for After School. <b>Note: The Mars image set that is needed to do this activity is on p.

Modeling the Expanding Universe

In this activity, students use rulers to measure distances between hypothetical galaxies and then use these distances to calculate the velocities of the galaxies.

Corrupted Politicians

You can find statistics in every day life - this example explains how to calculate the chance of a member of a committee is receiving a bribe.

Climate Change Inquiry Lab

Students work in groups to investigate one of the following factors driving climate change: greenhouse gases, sea level rise and melting sea ice. The investigation involves conducting an experiment, connecting to real-world data and presenting a poster summary of their findings.

Variable Venus

This is an activity about the phases of Venus and the planet’s variance in angular size as seen from Earth. Learners will use an online program such as Solar System Live to determine Venus’s distance from Earth for one half of its cycle.