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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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.

The Great Gulf Oil Catastrophe of 2010

In this problem set, learners will analyze a satellite image of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico to answer questions about the extent, density and thickness of the oil leak. Answer key is provided.

MY NASA DATA: Using MY NASA DATA to Determine Volcanic Activity

In this data analysis activity, students investigate the relationship between volcanic activity and changes in concentration of atmospheric aerosols.

Look but Don't Touch-Exploration with Remote Sensing

Learners will investigate how much you can learn about something just by looking at it. In Activity 1, students study aerial photographs to identify geologic features, determine how they differ from one another, and examine the processes involved in their formation.

NASA eClips™ Real World: Earth Systems

NASA uses satellite instruments to track Earth's subsystems - the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and cryosphere - to learn how they interact and how they affect climate.