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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SciJinks: What's the Difference between Fog and Clouds?

This article explores the variety of fog types and their causes. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

How Do Water Bodies Change Over Time?

Multiple activities illustrate the concept of changes in bodies of water over time. Emphasis is placed on the use of remote sensing to monitor changes in water bodies that are due to climate change, erosion, drought, human intervention and natural events.

Giving Presentations in Elementary Schools: Best Practices

This resource identifies best practices for giving presentations or talks in elementary classrooms and was developed to help scientists and engineers who have been asked to visit an elementary classroom.

MRC: Final Design (Grades 6-8)

In this lesson, students will design a planetary surface rover to conduct a planetary surface investigation. It uses the 5E learning cycle and is designed around an essential question: How will creating a prototype of your rover help you prepare for the Mars Rover Celebration?

MY NASA DATA: Radiation Color plot

In this activity, students will read a color plot of Earth's absorption of the sun's radiation, and see that solar energy is unevenly distributed across the Earth's surface.

NASA eClips™ 4D Guide Lites: Clouds Spotlite Interactive Lesson

Types of clouds and their roles in Earth’s energy budget are introduced and explained through this student-lead NASA eClips segment. The resource also includes a lesson which contains a pre- and post-test, and an activity using the Frayer model.

Exploring Time Series Plots

Students will explore time series plots and raw data to understand the role of sea surface temperature increases on arctic ice melt. This is part three of a four-part activity on polar science. The activity builds on the knowledge gained in Using Data and Images to Understand Albedo (part 2).

Solar System in My Neighborhood

Learners will shrink the scale of the solar system to the size of their neighborhood and compare the relative sizes of scale models of the planets, two dwarf planets, and a comet as represented by fruits and other foods.

How Do Geoarchaeologists Use Remote Sensing to Interpret Landscapes?

Remote sensing detects both human and physical features by using seven distinct image elements: tone, shape, size, pattern, texture, shadow and association. Students are introduced to each of these elements individually through images, descriptions and related questions.

SciJinks: Be an Expert Flight Controller

This game gives students a chance to experience what it's like to be an air traffic controller, finding safe paths for airplanes around bad weather, using GOES-P data. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

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