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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Ice Zones: Where We Look for Ice

In this activity, learners draw conclusions about where on a planetary body scientists might look for ice and why. They use a clay ball, ice cubes, and a heat lamp to model the permanently-shadowed polar regions of planets and moons that may harbor ice.

Space Weather Action Center

Using a set of activities, recommendations, and diagrams, participants will construct a fully functional Space Weather Action Center (SWAC) for use in a classroom. Students will access, analyze, and record NASA satellite and observatory data to monitor the progress of an entire solar storm.

A Satellite View of Las Vegas

This problem set is about scale. Using a ruler, learners will measure the distance between two points on a satellite image and determine the scale of the image and other information to answer a series of questions. Answer key is provided.

S'COOL Lesson: Introducing Temperature Measurements

This activity introduces very young students to measurement, graphing and estimation as they learn how to use a thermometer. The resource includes teaching notes, assessment suggestions, and a vocabulary list linked to a glossary.

Where are the Small Worlds?

Using an online interactive platform, learners will explore our solar system from the perspective of the Sun. They will observe the motion of different worlds to determine their location in the solar system.

Bringing Ocean Sciences & Engineering Practices to the Classroom

Emphasizing the synergies between science and engineering, these video clips highlight the research of professional ocean scientists and engineers in various disciplines.

Technology Through Time: Ancient Astronomical Alignments

This is an online set of information about astronomical alignments of ancient structures and buildings. Learners will read background information about the alignments to the Sun in such structures as the Great Pyramid, Chichen Itza, and others.

Dry Ice Inspired Problems

This exercise highlights some of the heat transfer principles at work as the Suzaku Telescope was transported from the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD to Uchinoura, Japan for launch in 2005. The ideas are addressed conceptually and then quantitatively.

Astronomy Mission Module

This is a lesson about finding habitable planets. Learners will use an online, multimedia module to simulate the techniques that scientists might use to find a star system and planet that meet the astronomical conditions required for human habitability.

SciJinks: A Weather Satellite Watches the Sun

The role of satellites in monitoring sun activity- and the impacts of that activity on Earth's weather- is examined in this short video. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

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