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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Beautiful Earth: Floods and Landslides

Locations and causes of both floods and landslides can be determined through satellite data. This short video (2:02 minutes) features the Application Science Lead for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, Dr.

Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) Interactive

In this online interactive, learners will explore how scientists learn about the composition of an asteroid by studying energy and neutrons that emanate from it. Includes audio (and transcription) explaining the diagram.

IBEX: Explorador de la Frontera Interestelar

This is a poster that outlines the major mission highlights of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, mission, a Small Explorer Earth-orbiting spacecraft that is mapping the distant boundary between the solar wind from our Sun and the interstellar medium, the material between the stars.

Numbers to Pictures: How Satellite Images are Created

This activity introduces the primary colors of light. Satellites transmit images to us as a series of numbers, and this activity is designed to show how numbers are combined to create images using the primary colors of light.

Hunting Icebergs: Tracking Icebergs

This self-paced, interactive tutorial teaches how to estimate the travel time, acceleration, and trajectory of iceberg movement from satellite images. Factors that impact the complex motion of icebergs, such as weather, ice processes and oceanographic influences are also explored.

Earth Exploration Toolbook: Exploring Regional Differences in Climate Change

In this activity, users download and graph modeled climate data to explore variability in climate change. Most people know that climate changes are predicted over the next hundred years, but they may not be aware that these changes are likely to vary from region to region.

MY NASA DATA: March of the Polar Bears: Global Change, Sea Ice, and Wildfire Migration

In this data analysis activity, Students will use NASA satellite data to study temperature and snow-ice coverage in the South Beaufort Sea, Alaska.

MY NASA DATA: Ocean Impacts of an El Niño Event

El Niño impacts sea surface height, sea surface temperature and wind vectors. In this lesson, data for each of those three characteristics from the 1997-98 El Niño event will be analyzed and compared.

Coastal Upwelling: Upwelling and Remote Sensing-Other Considerations

This self-paced, interactive tutorial examines upwelling in non-coastal regions of the ocean as well as the factors that influence algal blooms.

A Changing Watershed

Students will examine two satellite images of their local watershed taken at different points in time and use this data to learn about changes in the watershed, particularly in land cover.