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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Mission: Solar System - Inspector Detector

Learners design and build a device that can pass above a surface and detect magnetic fields. This resource includes a challenge video, leader notes, and handouts.

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.

Freeze Frames Ice Quiz

Participants respond to 10 multiple-choice questions related to glaciers and ice-caps. Immediate feedback, explanations and a final score are provided.

Hunting Icebergs: Tracking Icebergs

This self-paced, interactive tutorial teaches how to estimate the travel time, acceleration, and trajectory of iceberg movement from satellite images. Factors that impact the complex motion of icebergs, such as weather, ice processes and oceanographic influences are also explored.

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Learners will explore the relationship between angular size, actual size, and distance by using their finger, thumb and fist as a unit of angular measurement. Includes teacher background, student data sheet, and extensions.

Creature Feature

This lesson is comprised of four parts grouped to enable student appreciation of the importance of making accurate scientific observations, descriptions, and drawings. In part one (The Truth is Out There), students describe an object given to them by their instructor.

The Search for Planets Around Other Stars: An Introductory Resource Guide for College Instructors

The discovery and characterization of exoplanets is one of the most exciting and fast-changing areas in modern astronomical research.

A Look at the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project

In this activity, students analyze a 2011 article by physicist Dr. Richard Muller addressing the climate change skeptic's claim that the scientific data used to support global warming is poor or unreliable.

Predicting the Consequences of Changes for Human Civilization (Grades 7-9)

This unit focuses on the impacts of climate change on humans. Students participate in activities using "Character Cards" (included with the unit).

Seeing Magnetism

This is lesson to begin learners' thinking about magnetic influence. Learners will watch a classroom demonstration about the effect of magnets on iron filings and then complete a journal assignment to record their reactions and thoughts.