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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Which Way is Down?

The effects of gravity on near-surface objects and those in Earth orbit are explored in this activity. A brief explanation, links to three related videos, a teacher's guide and short assessment are included.

The International Space Station and Atmospheric Drag

In this problem set, learners will analyze an altitude graph of the International Space Station to understand its rate of altitude loss as a result of atmospheric drag and solar activity. Answer key is provided.

Soda Bottle Magnetometer and D-Component

This is an activity about changes in the Earth's magnetic field during magnetic storms. Learners will construct a soda bottle magnetometer, collect data, and analyze the results to detect magnetic storm events.

Measuring Solar Rotation - Image Scale Method

This is an activity about the period of the Sun’s rotation. Learners will select images of the Sun from the SOHO spacecraft image archive. Next, they will calculate an image scale for the selected solar images.

Signals and Noise, Oh Boy!

This is a lesson about spacecraft communication.

Space Place: Hear Tiny Sounds with a Super Sound Cone

Learners create a "sound cone" and use it to understand how the Deep Space Network antennas pick up radio communications from space.

All about Titan and the Huygens Probe

This lesson is about Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Learners will listen to a narrative "told" by the Huygens probe, entitled Memoirs of a Spacecraft.

Making Clouds: Aerosol -Cloud Interactions in a Beaker

This resource describes the physics behind the formation of clouds, and provides a demonstration of those principles using a beaker, ice, a match, hot water, and a laser pointer.

The Discovery and Nature of Cosmic Rays

In this lesson, students will learn how cosmic rays were discovered and what they are - including their size and speed. Includes background information for the teacher, questions, activities and information about student preconceptions.

Carbon Dioxide: Production and Sequestration

In this problem set, learners will refer to a satellite image to calculate the rate of carbon sequestration in the areas of bare land and forested lawn shown to answer a series of questions. Answer key is provided.

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