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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The Nile: A Sustainable Resource?

The sustainability of the Nile as a water resource is investigated using maps, photos, data, graphs and a role-playing activity. Student groups will represent each of the 10 countries in the Nile River Basin.

Champions of a Sustainable World

This textbook chapter makes the case for preserving desert old growth forests, and endangered species. The captive breeding program for the black-footed ferret is presented as a case study. Students learn about conservation practices they can do, such as adopting a species or garden.

Student Derived KP Index

This is an activity about the Kp index, a quantification of fluctuations in the Earth's magnetic field due to the relative strength of a magnetic storm.

What are Your Ideas About the Universe?

In this activity, a three-part questionnaire launches students on discussions about where objects in space are located, and when they formed.

Amazing - Saturn is So Far, Far Away!

In this lesson, learners will create an outdoor, to-scale model of the distances between the Sun, Earth, and Saturn. They will then conduct a guided walk to Saturn - which gives students an understanding of how far away Saturn is from Earth and the Sun.

One Global Ocean

This textbook chapter presents ocean and wetland ecosystems, and describes how floating plastic trash endangers aquatic species. Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau is profiled.

Art and the Cosmic Connection

Learners create art inspired by authentic NASA planetary image data while learning to recognize the geology on planetary surfaces, uniquely inspiring learner engagement.

Sun Cookies

Learners will use candy pieces and a cookie to make an accurate model of the Sun that they can eat. This activity is from the DIY Sun Science app and is for ages 7 and up.

Live Tonight: The Planets!

This activity is about viewing the planet Mars (and others) through a telescope. Learners will go outside on a clear evening to view the planets and other celestial bodies for themselves.

Weather Forecasting

In this online, interactive module, students will learn how to interpret weather patterns from satellite images, predict storm paths and forecast the weather for their area. The module is part of an online course for grades 7-12 in satellite meteorology, which includes 10 interactive modules.

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