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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Properties of Matter

Learners will explore the conditions required for water to be in a liquid state. They discover that temperature is the essential variable. They then explore how temperature is not a measure of heat but of the average motion of molecules of a substance.

Climate Kids: Water, Please. No Lemon!

Adding lemon juice to water increases the water's acidity; adding carbon dioxide to water will also increase acidity.

Graphing the Rainbow

Learners will explore different ways of displaying visual spectra, including colored "barcode" spectra, like those produced by a diffraction grating, and line plots displaying intensity versus color, or wavelength.

SciJinks: Hurricane Katrina from Space

This video tracks the development of Hurricane Katrina from formation to dissipation. 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.

Lava Layering

After creating a model of multiple volcanic lava flows, students analyze the layers, sequence the flows, and interpret the stratigraphy. Students use that same volcanic layering model to investigate relative dating and geologic mapping principles- which they will then apply to satellite imagery.

Geographical Influences on Climate

In this lesson students use climatograms from different U.S. locations to observe patterns in temperature and precipitation.

Aurora Comparisons

This is a lesson which gives students the opportunity to imagine they are scientists, provides them with a basic understanding of aurora and helps them to use creative methods in their observations. First, students will study the scientific aspect of the aurora.

SciJinks: Why Does Earth Have Seasons?

The tilt of Earth's axis as the cause of Earth's seasons is explained in text and illustrations. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

Solar Week Wednesday: Scavenger Hunt

This is an online game associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun.

Plasma Globes

This multimedia ibook introduces the physical concepts related to plasma globes commonly seen in science museums.

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