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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Using Mathematical Models to Investigate Planetary Habitability: Activity C The Role of Actual Data in Mathematical Models

Students explore how mathematical descriptions of the physical environment can be fine-tuned through testing using data. In this activity, student teams obtain satellite data measuring the Earth's albedo, and then input this data into a spreadsheet-based radiation balance model, GEEBITT.

The Great Planet Adventures Planetarium Show

Developed as a planetarium show, this video describes the unique environment of our solar system planets and a few satellites, along with some of the challenges and possible solutions for potential human habitation on each.

The Mathematical Implications of Lying

This article explores how statistics can be interpreted in different ways to yield different conclusions. It describes the outcome and discussion of two class activities.

Explorando mapas de colores: Usando datos de ozono estratosférico

Using the 5E instructional model, students discover the value of using color maps to visualize data. The activity requires students to create a color map of the ozone hole from Dobson data values derived from the Aura satellite.

MY NASA DATA: El Niño Lesson

The strength of the historic 1997-1999 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event was captured and recorded by NASA Earth observing satellites. By downloading and plotting that satellite data, students will observe and analyze El Niño's effect on sea level height and sea surface temperatures.

GPM in a Minute Video

In a one minute time lapse video, viewers are shown the assembly sequence of the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite from its 2011 beginning at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland to its 2014 launch at Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

Is There Life on Other Worlds?

In this activity, learners will explore the question, What is the chance that we are the only life in the universe? They determine what we need to know to predict the chances of extraterrestrial life.

SciJinks: Can Meteorologists Help Fight Wildfires?

This article provides information about "incident meteorologists" and the important role they have in fighting wildfires. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

Snow Goggles and Limiting Sunlight

This is a lesson about radiation and the use of the scientific method to solve problems of too much radiation.

Carbon Dioxide Increases

In this problem set, learners will analyze the Keeling Curve showing carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere since 1985 to answer a series of questions. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.