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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CINDI in Space

This is a comic book about the science of Earth's upper atmosphere, specifically the ionosphere. Learners will better understand the ionosphere, the science behind atoms and ions found here, and how radio signals from satellites are distorted by space weather caused by to the Sun.

Now You See It, Now You Don't

In this experiential activity, students demonstrate to themselves the effect of the optic disc, or blind spot, inherent to the optic nerve entering the posterior of the eye (bulbus oculi).

Climate Kids: What is Global Climate Change?

A question and answer format is used to differentiate between weather and climate, and to provide a brief overview of global warming.

Glass and Mirrors: an Inside Look at Telescopes

This manual provides simple demonstrations to show how lenses and mirrors are used to create telescopes. It was created for use by the Night Sky Network of astronomy clubs.

Water Bottles, Root Beer, and Air

In this demonstration, a plastic soft drink bottle is used to demonstrate properties of gases and liquids with respect to temperature and pressure. Calculations using the formula for the Ideal Gas Law are included.

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.

Space Place: Slyder: The Art of Weather

A brief article on the role satellites play in studying weather introduces the topic featured in the accompanying game. The game requires players to move tiles to re-create a photo of Earth or space weather. Additional photographs show three weather features.