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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MY NASA DATA: 1492 - Using Data to Explain a Journey

In this data analysis activity, students plot ocean currents and wind patterns from the past 10 years and compare them to the documented navigation routes taken by Christopher Columbus.

NASA eClips™ Real World: Citizen Science

Interested in becoming a citizen scientist? Join Dr. Michelle Thaller as she explains how the general public, using scientific protocols, careful observations and accurate measurements, can help NASA make exciting new discoveries. NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments.

Where In the World Are Major Environmental Changes?

Deforestation in Brazil is presented as an example of major environmental changes occurring worldwide. By comparing Landsat images of Rondônia, Brazil from 1975 and 1992, students will analyze the environmental impacts as well as the intended and unintended consequences of tree removal.

Using a Fancy Spectrograph

Learners will look at various light sources (including glow sticks and Christmas lights) and make conjectures about their composition.

Your Watershed's Story

Students describe the interaction between the river, its quality and the lives of people in the watershed where they live. Students will design a questionnaire, interview local people, and compile the oral histories collected to establish the recent history of a river and its watershed.

Estimating Biomass Loss from a Large Fire

In this problem set, learners will compare before-and-after satellite images of Greece to answer questions related to biomass loss as a result of the 2007 fires. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.

Paths - What Are They and Who Makes Them?

Students will complete several activities in which they will describe, draw, examine and explore paths.

What's Hot at the Mall?

Thermal images of Earth allow for the visualization and analysis of temperature differences. With the aid of ATLAS thermal images of a shopping mall in Huntsville, Alabama, students examine the impact of the addition of buildings and the loss of forest cover on surface heat patterns.

Water Vapor Imagery: Water Vapor Imagery Basics

This self-paced, interactive tutorial enables learners to discover practical uses for water vapor imagery from weather satellites.

Digital Faces

Students will "digitize" photographs of human faces using various grid sizes and shades of gray.