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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Where is Saturn in the Solar System? Where am I in the Solar System?

This is a lesson about the Cassini mission to Saturn. Learners will see Saturn as part of the larger system of the Sun and its orbiting planets. A whole-class read-aloud provides students practice in listening to nonfiction text and a KWL chart supports the discussion of the text.

Beautiful Earth: Floods and Landslides

Locations and causes of both floods and landslides can be determined through satellite data. This short video (2:02 minutes) features the Application Science Lead for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, Dr.

IMAGE Satellite Scaling

This is an activity about satellite size. Learners will calculate the volume of the IMAGE (Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration) satellite, the first satellite mission to image the Earth's magnetosphere.

A Changing Watershed

Students will examine two satellite images of their local watershed taken at different points in time and use this data to learn about changes in the watershed, particularly in land cover.

What is Happening to the Aral Sea?

The Aral Sea, located between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, is diminishing in size.

The Air We Breathe

This picture book is designed to introduce children to the Earth's atmosphere and its importance to life on Earth. It also introduces how the addition of new gases (e.g., ozone) contributes to changing the quality of air we breathe.

Deflect an Asteroid

This is a game which focuses on the challenge of moving a "rubble pile" asteroid. Players have the option of using bombs, impactors, or "pusher" ships. It is a simpler version of Rubble! and part of the Killer Asteroids Web Site.

Regulatory Agencies on the River

Learners will identify existing government agencies charged with safeguarding water quality, their geographic jurisdiction, and their subjects of concern, such as water quality laws, information, testing, and enforcement, and identify water quality issues and ways citizens can have a role in the

Temperature Variations and Habitability: Activity B Relating Factors that Influence Planetary Temperature and Habitability

In this activity, student teams create a knowledge map of the essential characteristics or factors of a planet with a habitable climate, identifying range of inputs, outputs and variables of a planetary environmental system.

Earth Calling

Learners will explore spacecraft radio communications concepts, including the speed of light and the time-delay for signals sent to and from spacecraft.