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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Moon Mythbusters

This is an activity about the Moon's influence on Earth. Learners think like a scientist - with reasoning skills and a healthy amount of skepticism - to sort puzzle pieces containing statements about the Moon into two images.

Climate Kids: El Niño Quiets Monster Storms

The brief introduction to El Niño presented in this article also offers insights into its role during the quiet 2009 hurricane season.

Exploring Washington, DC, from Space

In this problem set, learners will analyze an image of Washington, DC, taken from orbit. They will determine scale and take measurements of several features in the image. A link to more images taken from the International Space Station and the answer key are provided.

MMS Bookmark Activity

This is a lithograph about NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, or MMS. Learners will cut out and assemble a colorful 3D model of an MMS spacecraft. Web links, additional facts, and QR codes are included for audiences to access more information.

Melting Ice

In this lesson, students explore a discrepant event when they design an experiment to measure the rate that ice melts when in pure water versus salt water.

How Does Color Help Us Understand Images From Space?

Color is an important tool used in studying and interpreting satellite images.

Earth's Energy Budget Poster

This poster includes an energy budget diagram on the front depicting our best understanding of energy flows into and away from the Earth.

Earth Exploration Toolbook: Exploring Air Quality in Aura NO2 Data

In this chapter, students will explore relationships between air quality and population density using the image visualization tool, Google Earth.

Space Place: Taking the Search Out of Search and Rescue

Presented in a story format, this article illustrates the use and value of Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT). Two links are included, one provides a detailed explanation of the SARSAT rescue process and the other presents an authentic rescue videotaped testimonial.

Angular Measure

Students will learn about the Transit of Venus through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video that describes several ways to observe transits.