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.
TRMM at 15: The Reign of Rain
This video summarizes the contributions of NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) toward the understanding of weather and climate, global rainfall, El Niño, and tropical storms, as well as the applications of that science.
Learners will interpret spectral graphs to determine the atmospheric composition of Earth, Venus, and Mars, and then mathematically compare the amount of the greenhouse gas, CO2, on these planets.
Middle school, Grades 6-8, High school, Grade 9, High school, Grade 10
Earth and space science, Solar system, Comparative planetology, Earth and space science, Solar system, Planetary atmospheres, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, Physical sciences, Light and optics
Light Detectives: Using WISE Data to Identify Brown Dwarfs and ULIRGs
Using three images from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, students measure and analyze infrared light from objects to identify Brown Dwarfs and Ultra-Luminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs).
real data, image processing software SalsaJ,
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale, Earth and space science, Astronomy, Stars, nebulae and galaxies
Using the simple example of calculating the probability of reaching a traffic light while green, students are shown how to build a mathematical model using a very commonly-taught formula (sum of first n integers) to solve a rather practical problem.
Mathematics, Data collection, analysis and probability
This brief (1:46) video explains the stratospheric ozone layer and its role in absorbing harmful UV radiation from the sun. The visualization shows how the thickness of the ozone layer varies with air flow aloft and seasons, and where the biggest changes occur.
Ultraviolet radiation, Stratosphere
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Climate, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Physical sciences, Chemistry, The nature of science, Science and society
This is a lesson about robotic exploration of the solar system. Learners will review what they know and what they would like to know, and then revisit their (KWL) chart throughout the MarsBots learning module. This is lesson 9 of 16 in the MarsBots learning module.
Elementary school, Grades 3-5, Elementary school
Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, The nature of technology