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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How to Calculate Sea Ice Changes

This set of three videos illustrates how math is used in satellite data analysis. NASA climate scientist Claire Parkinson explains how the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice covers are measured from satellite data and how math is used to determine trends in the data.

Words into Math

Students will learn more about how the orbit of the International Space Station changes as a result of atmospheric drag through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video segment.

SciJinks: Gallery of Space Weather

This gallery contains a selection of images and visualizations of space weather, solar wind, and their effects on Earth SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

Stellar Illumination

This is a lesson about discovering distant planets using an Earth-based observing technique called stellar occultation.

Guess my Shape

In this inquiry investigation, students explore how light hits things of different shape and form. One real world application to this activity is understanding what we actually observe when we see a solar eclipse.

Where Do They Come From? Impact Crater - Holes in the Ground!

This is a lesson about impact craters; the relationships between crater size, projectile size and projectile velocity; and the transfer of energy in the cratering process.

Flare Size

Learners will measure the diameter of a solar flare by making calculations using transparency grids overlaid on images of the Sun.

MRC: Present Skills and Rovers (Grades 6-8)

In this lesson, students participate in a skit presenting a mock-up of a planetary surface rover they designed.

Ice Flows

This is a lesson about how and why ice flows, especially in a large mass such as a glacier. Learners will experience the qualities of viscoelastic materials and view videos of glacial ice flows.

Traveling on a Rotating Sphere

This lesson applies the science and math of the rotation of a sphere to water and wind movements on Earth. Students are introduced to convection, the Trade Winds and the Coriolis Force.