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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Learning to Think Globally

This resource explains how to estimate the global consequence of a person's actions to quantify what it is to "think globally." To lend meaning to the result, it introduces "order-of-magnitude" thinking.

Eclipse Brochure/Bookmark

This 8.5" X 11" eclipse resource features a two-sided brochure and a bookmark. One side of the brochure identifies the bright stars and planets that will be visible during totality, the other side shows an image of the sun with key corona features identified.

SciJinks: Why Do Satellites Have Different Orbits?

This article explains the differences between polar and geostationary satellite orbits, including animations showing these orbits. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

SDO Project Suite Module 2: How and Why Do We Study the Sun

This is the second module in the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) Project Suite curriculum.

MY NASA DATA: A Comparison of Land and Water Temperature

This lesson investigates seasonal changes in Earth's land and water temperatures by examining satellite data. Students will compare and analyze temperature changes of both water and land over a one-year period.

Latitudes and Attitudes

In this inquiry investigation, students study the motion and positions of the Earth and how they affect the path of sunlight we get in different places.

What Do I See Now When I Picture Saturn?

This is a lesson about Saturn. Learners will reflect on what they have learned by drawing everything they picture when they hear the words Saturn and Cassini, and add labels and captions to their drawing. Students look back at their first exercise (lesson 1) and compare the two.

Glacial Retreat

In this problem set, learners will analyze a true-color satellite image of an Icelandic glacier that has been retreating since 1973. They will determine the scale of the image to take measurements of the retreat, such as volume of ice lost. Answer key is provided.

Fermi Paper Model

This paper model of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope includes three pages of parts that can be cut out and assembled using common household items. It also provides a short description of the scientific instruments on board Fermi, as well as links to other resources about its instruments.

SciJinks: Posters

This site offers a number of two-sided posters focusing on the GOES weather satellite missions. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.