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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Vegetable Light Curves

In this lesson, students observe the surface of rotating potatoes to help them understand how astronomers can sometimes determine the shape of asteroids from variations in reflective brightness.

Ocean Motion

This website provides an overview of ocean surface circulation. Satellite and model data allows high school students to investigate circulation patterns, navigation, associated weather and climate, natural hazards and marine resources.

Investigating Ice Worlds

This is a lesson about ice worlds in the outer planetary regions and the role they play in understanding the Solar System.

GPM Scientists Answer Students' Questions About Global Precipitation

This short (11:29 minutes) video features NASA scientists answering a set of student-designed questions related to NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement satellite mission.

Earth Exploration Toolbook: Exploring Air Quality in Aura NO2 Data

In this chapter, students will explore relationships between air quality and population density using the image visualization tool, Google Earth.

The Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon

This interactive website engages children in a story-based scenario that emphasizes concepts of remote sensing and how NASA scientists use satellite imagery to better understand the Earth's environmental changes. The story features a pigeon named Amelia and is set in New York City.

MY NASA DATA: Comparison of Snow Cover on Different Continents

In this data activity, students create maps of the snow cover of each continent, and determine the average global snow cover.

MY NASA DATA: Hurricanes as Heat Engines

In this data analysis activity, students explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface by tracking Hurricane Rita and sampling sea surface temperatures along its path.

A Satellite View of Las Vegas

This problem set is about scale. Using a ruler, learners will measure the distance between two points on a satellite image and determine the scale of the image and other information to answer a series of questions. Answer key is provided.

Mapping Our World

This interactive is a graphical introduction to geospatial images from NASA Earth science satellites and encourages exploration of the interconnected nature of Earth’s system by students and the public alike.