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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SciJinks: How's the Weather on Other Planets

This article provides a brief weather tour of the solar system, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

Expedition Earth and Beyond: Student Scientist Guidebook

This program uses NASA data and resources to promote authentic classroom research experiences. These two complementary guides lead students through the process of conducting their own inquiry-based research on an Earth-focused topic.

Annual Electricity Consumption in a Home

In this problem set, learners will calculate the energy consumption of a home in kilowatt-hours (kWh) to answer a series of questions. They will also consider carbon dioxide production associated with that energy consumption. Answer key is provided.

Extreme Navigation

This is an activity about mission planning. Learners will use the roles of a navigation team, spacecraft, comet, Earth, and Sun to simulate how mission planners design a spacecraft/comet rendezvous. This activity requires at least four active participants and a large open space.

Impact Craters

In this activity, learners will determine the factors affecting the appearance of impact craters and ejecta on the Moon. Extensions are listed.

Solar Insolation and the Sunspot Cycle

In this problem set, learners will analyze a figure of solar irradiance, derived from ACRIMSAT satellite data, and sunspot number from 1978 to 2003. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.

NASA eClips™ 4D Guide Lites: Seasons Spotlite Interactive Lesson

Featuring a new student-produced interactive whiteboard presentation, this eClips Spotlite video is designed as a tool to enhance students’ conceptual understanding of the science of seasons.

Star-Forming Nebula N90 Lithograph and In Search Of...the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This lithograph features an image from the Hubble Space Telescope, showcasing a colorful view of the star-forming nebula N90, located in the Small Magellanic Cloud.

Modeling Sunspot Motion

This is an activity about solar rotation and sunspot motion. Learners will use a sphere or ball to model the Sun and compare the observed lateral motion of sunspots to their line-of-sight motion. This is Activity 1 of the Space Weather Forecast curriculum.

Black Ice: A Slippery Arctic Road

In this lesson students investigate the effects of black carbon on arctic warming and are introduced to a mechanism of arctic warming that is not directly dependent on greenhouse gases in the atmosphere: black carbon deposition on Arctic snow and ice.