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: Comparing Graphs of Temperature and Radiation

In this activity, students will analyze plots of temperature and radiation data to determine change over time.

Coastal Upwelling: Remote Sensing of Upwelling

This self-paced, interactive tutorial incorporates data sets from a variety of sources to investigate coastal oceanographic processes and their connections to climate and biology.

Wind, Water, Impact Craters?

Using a plastic tray filled with sand to represent a planetary surface, learners simulate the effects of wind, water, and impacts. They will compare the surface effects they create with actual images of planetary surfaces- and determine the causes of the features in the images.

How Do Satellites Send Images and How Do We Use Them?

The activities contained in this lesson are designed to introduce students to the basic characteristics of satellite images and their scientific importance.

Solar Week Tuesday: Learn about Solar Close-Ups

This is a reading associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun. Outside of Solar Week, information, activities, and resources are archived and available online at any time.

Strange New Planet

Explore simulated remote sensing techniques to observe a clay model of a planet. Observations are done from the perspective of a telescope at Earth’s surface, a telescope above Earth’s atmosphere, and from closer proximity to the planet in a fly-by, an orbit and a landing.

Out of Sight - Remote Vehicle Activity

Using remote control cars and other materials, learners will simulate the experience of trying to operate a planetary rover and working as a team to address challenges and meet a common goal. Student information sheets and worksheets as well as websites for additional information are included.

Passage to a Ringed World

This is a NASA special publication about the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, that was published in 1997 and reflects the facts and theories as known prior to mission arrival. Learners can read about what was involved in sending this large spacecraft to the outer solar system.

Art and the Cosmic Connection

Learners create art inspired by authentic NASA planetary image data while learning to recognize the geology on planetary surfaces, uniquely inspiring learner engagement.

SciJinks: Gallery of Earth-Observing Satellites

This gallery includes a wide variety of photos and illustrations of the Earth-observing satellite constellation. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.