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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Picture Post

The Picture Post Network involves individuals, schools, organizations and communities in a systematic monitoring project of their local environment, especially vegetation health.

Model a Magnet

This is a summative activity about magnets. Learners will observe a demonstration of the action of a magnet on a test tube of iron filings, answer questions, and, using the concepts learned in previous activities, write an essay about their understanding of the demonstration.

Parts per Hundred

In this problem set, learners will calculate the parts-per-hundred measure for different scenarios. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.

Aura Ozone Monitoring Garden Lithograph

This lithograph describes where ozone is found, how ozone is formed, and the affects of ozone on biological processes.

Logarithms: Taking the Curve Out

Logarithms are very handy when dealing with numbers at different scales but they are also useful helping us average measurements of physical phenomena that have nonlinear behavior. In this example, students learn about cloud albedo and calculating cloud optical depth.

Earth's Water

The total amount of water on Earth, the places in which it is found and the percentages of fresh vs. salt are examined in this lesson. A short demonstration allows students to visualize the percentage differences and a coloring exercise illustrates locations.

Moon Anomalies

In this activity, learners will investigate and try to explain various lunar anomalies. They will present hypotheses (both written and oral) and then debate the merits of each hypothesis, with no right or wrong answers.

Interacting Galaxies Arp 147 Lithograph

This Hubble Space Telescope image of galaxies appears to form the number 10. The text describes the image and provides a brief explanation of why astronomer Halton Arp compiled his catalogue of odd-looking galaxies in the 1960s. In the accompanying educational activity, In Search of ...

Biodiversity Assessment

In this field-based investigation, students survey vegetation and small animal diversity in a study plot. They calculate the biomass of different organisms, and create a habitat action plan based on their data. A student data sheet is included.

NASA eClips™ 4D Guide Lites: Heat and Temperature Spotlite Interactive Lesson

The difference between heat and temperature is explained through this student-lead NASA eClips segment, along with a lesson which includes a pre- and post-test, and an activity using the Frayer model.