NASA Wavelength Resources Collection

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Space Math IX

This collection of activities is based on a weekly series of space science mathematics problems distributed during the 2012-2013 school year. They were intended for students looking for additional challenges in the math and physical science curriculum in grades 5 through 12.

Paper Model of the Kepler Spacecraft

Learners will make a paper model of Kepler space telescope. Ideas for use include hanging all models in a display case that also houses student work. Note: the activity includes updated information in 2009 about the change from an articulated (movable) antenna to a fixed antenna on Kepler.

What Color is the Ocean? Simple Spectrophotometer Activity

Learners will use an inexpensive, simple spectrophotometer to test how light at different visible wavelengths (blue, green, red) is transmitted, or absorbed, through four different colored water samples.

Glacial Retreat

In this problem set, learners will analyze a true-color satellite image of an Icelandic glacier that has been retreating since 1973. They will determine the scale of the image to take measurements of the retreat, such as volume of ice lost. Answer key is provided.

Learning to Look, Looking to See

In this activity serving as an introduction to remote sensing, students list what they remember seeing in a familiar environment, check their accuracy, and discuss the results.

Mars for Earthlings: Integrating Introductory Geology with Mars Planetary Data

This series of learning modules is designed for adaptation in an introductory Earth science or planetary science course. The modules actively engage students through Mars remote-sensing data and Earth-based analogs to understanding Mars geology.

MRC: Where is The Best Place to Measure? (Grades 6-8)

Learners work in teams to determine a landing site for their Mars Rover that best relates to their scientific question. They use technology skills to research Gale Crater through an online interactive module and learn about features of Mars through use of Google Earth Mars.

Where Are You From A Bird's Eye View?

Students will first try to imagine what their school and neighborhood look like from “A Bird’s Eye View” and draw a detailed picture. They will follow this with a study of an aerial photo of their town.

Make a Watershed Model

Students will create a three-dimensional model from a two-dimensional topographic map.

Where In the World Are Major Environmental Changes?

Deforestation in Brazil is presented as an example of major environmental changes occurring worldwide. By comparing Landsat images of Rondônia, Brazil from 1975 and 1992, students will analyze the environmental impacts as well as the intended and unintended consequences of tree removal.