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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The Water Cycle

This lesson was developed to give participants an understanding of Earth's water cycle.

Cassini Science Investigation: Can a Spacecraft Use Solar Panels at Saturn?

This is a lesson about light in the outer solar system. Learners will demonstrate the effect of the inverse square law of illumination with distance and connect this to the functioning of solar panels at Saturn.

What Effect Do They Have? Historical Meteorite Falls

Learners will read about large historical meteors and meteorites falls, discuss the effects on people, and compare their reactions with those in recorded history. Suggestions for student mapping and vocabulary words are included. This is lesson 15 of 19 in Exploring Meteorite Mysteries.

Climate Kids: A Bee Is More Than a Bug

In addition to instructions for making a model bee out of polymer clay, this site also contains related information about bees: a fact list, factors that threaten them, suggestions on how to help them, a waggle dance diagram and video, and even bee metaphors used in our language.

ClimateBits: UV Index

This brief (1:53) video describes the UV (Ultraviolet) index and presents a visual range of its monthly strength at Earth's surface. The factors that influence that range- the sun's angle, ozone thickness, clouds, air pollution, surface reflection, and land elevation- are presented.

HESSI Spacecraft Model

In this activity, learners work in teams to construct specific components of a model of the High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (HESSI) spacecraft. Afterwards, the teams make presentations on the results of their effort.

Eclipse Across America Flyer

Download and post this 8.5" X 11" English-Spanish flyer to help spread the word about the August 2017 total solar eclipse.

In the Fog About Smog: Solving the Smog Problem on Earth and from Space

This ChemMatters article provides a brief background on smog, then examines the causes of it, efforts to reduce it, and methods used to measure it. ChemMatters is an educational magazine for high school students.

The Magnetosphere

This is a lesson plan for an activity to introduce several terms scientists use to discuss Earth's magnetic field.

Modeling Hot and Cold Planets: Activity C Approximating the Average Surface Temperature of the Earth

In this activity, students explore the importance of adequate sampling strategies when conducting a scientific investigation.