# 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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## Visualizing Earth Systems: A NASA Quick Start Guide

The complexity and interconnectedness of Earth’s systems become evident through these visualizations created by NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio.

## MRC: Where is the Best Place to Measure? (Grades 3-5)

This lesson plan teaches how to select the landing site for a planetary surface investigation, using the 5E learning cycle.

## Earth Exploration Toolbook: Measuring Distance and Area in Satellite Images

This chapter describes how to set a scale and measure distances and areas on satellite images. Using ImageJ, a freely available image analysis program that runs on most operating systems, users set the spatial calibration of an image, then select and measure distances and areas on it.

## Year of the Solar System Math Guide

This collection of 160 math problems covers the 20 science topic themes presented by the NASA/JPL Year of the Solar System (YOSS) website, covering the solar system, planets, the search for life, and robotics.

## NASA eClips™ Real World: CubeSats

Introduce learners to Cubesats - much smaller (1000 cm3) satellites that are being used to gather scientific data and enhance NASA’s space exploration goals.

## How to Calculate Sea Ice Changes

This set of three videos illustrates how math is used in satellite data analysis. NASA climate scientist Claire Parkinson explains how the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice covers are measured from satellite data and how math is used to determine trends in the data.

## Patterns and Fingerprints

This is an activity about detecting elements by using light. Learners will develop and apply methods to identify and interpret patterns to the identification of fingerprints. They look at fingerprints of their classmates, snowflakes, and finally "spectral fingerprints" of elements.

## Great Lakes Weather and Climate Location, Dimensions and Configuration

This self-paced, interactive tutorial explores the use of remote-sensing data to monitor Great Lakes weather and climate. Interactive tools are provided to allow the learner to compare the surface area of the different Great Lakes.

## Three New Satellites: Suomi NPP, JPSS, and GOES-R

This module guides students through some relatively new satellite meteorology satellites. It is part of an online course for grades 7-12 in satellite meteorology, which includes 10 modules with numerous interactives.

## Graphing the Rainbow

Learners will explore different ways of displaying visual spectra, including colored "barcode" spectra, like those produced by a diffraction grating, and line plots displaying intensity versus color, or wavelength.