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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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Communication Design Challenge

In this activity, teams of learners will model how scientists and engineers design and build spacecraft to collect, store, and transmit data to Earth.

Experimenting with UV-Sensitive Beads

Participants experiment with ultraviolet light sensitive plastic beads, which are generally white but turn colors when exposed to UV light.

Building Intuition for In-water Optics and Ocean Color Remote Sensing: Spectrophotometer Activity with littleBits™

This activity demonstrates optical properties of water: that different constituents in water affect the transmission, absorption, and scattering of different colors in the visible light spectrum.

Exploring Solar Systems Across the Universe

Learners will investigate, compare, and describe patterns in Solar System data. They will then hypothesize about the formation of the Solar System based on data and explain how extrasolar planets can be discovered.

ClimateBits: El Niño

This brief (1:58) video provides an explanation of El Niño and its impact on the marine food web. Satellite images of a large El Niño in 2015 show the impact on both water temperature and phytoplankton blooms.


In this assessment activity, students generate a data sample from either the Hubble Deep Field-North or Hubble Deep Field-South images, and compare the sample to data from the unselected field. This provides students with a real-life example of how statistics can be used by scientists.

Climate Kids: What Else Do We Need To Find Out?

NASA scientists, using several NASA Earth observing satellites, continue to seek answers to questions related to climate change.

Water Vapor Imagery: Water Vapor and Jet Streams

This is a self-paced, on-line tutorial where learners can identify and analyze jet streams using water vapor imagery from weather satellites. Learners are introduced to the concept and function of the water vapor channel and how these images compare with weather models.

Where Are the Cities?

This investigation requires students to locate several major U.S. cities using four different sources: an outline map, a nighttime lights image, an atlas map, and a space shuttle image.

Is Life On Mars Possible and Could Humans Establish Settlements There?

Searching the six satellite images of Mars provided in this investigation, students identify and locate areas that possibly sustained life in the past, might now sustain life, or could in the future.