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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Mission: Solar System - Invisible Force

In this hands-on engineering challenge, learners design, build, and improve a model that allows a moving object to change direction using an invisible force.

Coastal Threat: a Story in Unit Conversion

Some simple arithmetic can help put the quantity of fuel in a potential oil spill - in this case 400,000 gallons - in perspective. In this example, students calculate the area that would be covered by oil from the volume measurement.

Satellite Winds

In this online, interactive module, students learn about the using successive satellite observations of clouds to determine wind direction and speed. The module is part of an online course for grades 7-12 in satellite meteorology, which includes 10 interactive modules.

Space Place: A Trip to the Land of the Magic Windows!

This activity introduces the electromagnetic spectrum. A riddle is proposed and users stroll through an imaginary amusement park to identify the object being described.

Earth Science Lab: Exploring Precipitation and Floods

This activity uses rain and flood events in the Midwest to engage students in an exploration of the collection, comparison, analysis and utilization of rainfall data.

Identifying the Key Changing Conditions of the Earth System (Grades 10-12)

In this unit, students investigate temperature cycles, tree rings, CO2 records, and the effects of CO2 on temperature, precipitation and cloud cover to determine the impacts of changing climate on forests.

GPM: What We Don't Know About Snow

This video provides a glimpse into the snowfall research planned as part of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.

Case Study: The Headwaters Controversy

This textbook chapter presents a real case study involving the the logging of an old stand forest from three perspectives, that of the environmentalists, the wood products industry, and a politician.

Water's Family Tree

The basic chemistry of water, along with a brief glimpse into water's origin on Earth, are discussed in this two page article. The article can be used as a "reading to be informed" activity in a stand-alone fashion or can be incorporated into a lesson plan.

Cross Section and Slope

In this example, students learn how to read a topographic map and understand map contours.

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