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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Investigating Air Quality from Space: Exploring NASA's Aura Satellite Ozone Monitoring Instrument

This worksheet introduces students to the Aura satellite and its Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI). Students are asked to visit the Aura website and examine OMI data visualizations to learn about emissions of atmospheric gases such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide.

MY NASA DATA: Radiation Color plot

In this activity, students will read a color plot of Earth's absorption of the sun's radiation, and see that solar energy is unevenly distributed across the Earth's surface.

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.

Monitoring the Global Environment

In this online, interactive module, students learn how enhanced Earth remote-sensing capabilities are used by dozens of satellites that are continuously collecting data from multiple vantage points.

River Walk

Through a field trip along a local water course students will conduct a visual survey to discover information about local land use and water quality.

Map your Watershed

The students will learn to identify watersheds on topographic maps by learning how to interpret contour lines and distinguish adjacent watersheds by the ridge line between them. Required materials include laminated 7.5 topographic maps of a local city and watershed, and grease pencils.

Sensing Volcanic Effects from Space

The 1992 eruption of Alaska's Mt. Spurr was captured in satellite images along with photographs taken from the Space Shuttle.

Principles in Remote Sensing: Image Processing and Analysis

In this self-paced, interactive tutorial, learners encounter basic concepts in remote sensing via satellites, and investigate various techniques for manipulating and analyzing satellite images.

Principles in Remote Sensing: Earth Observations from Satellites

In this self-paced, interactive tutorial, learners become familiar with basic concepts related to remote sensing of the Earth by satellites.

Interactions of Energy and Matter: Dawn Instrumentation

Become a crime scene investigator! Learners model Dawn Mission scientists, engineers, and technologists and how they use instrumentation to detect distant worlds.