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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A Humane Model for Grazing Incident Angle

This activity models grazing incidence reflection by using students as the “sea of electrons” provided generally by metallic bonding on the surface of a metal. A tossed ball is used to represent a photon of light and the ball tosser represents the object giving off the photon.

Determining the Nature, Size, and Age of the Universe

In this lesson, students measure the size of several galaxies to reproduce a plot of Hubble's Law.

The Ozone Hole: Over 30 years of Satellite Observations

This two-sided poster presents images and information about ozone. The front features a series of color Earth images; each image reflects total ozone readings taken every October from 1979 to 2012.

Where In the World Are Major Environmental Changes?

Deforestation in Brazil is presented as an example of major environmental changes occurring worldwide. By comparing Landsat images of Rondônia, Brazil from 1975 and 1992, students will analyze the environmental impacts as well as the intended and unintended consequences of tree removal.

SciJinks: Gallery of Earth Landforms

This gallery showcases stunningly beautiful, revealing, and sometime abstract views of Earth landforms viewed from space. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

Kepler Exoplanet Transit Hunt

This online Flash interactive simulates the process of discovering new exoplanets using the transit method. Learners explore a simulated star field, record data, make measurements and do calculations to discover new planets. Instructional videos and guides are included.

Modeling the Keeling Curve

In this problem set, learners will refer to the tabulated data used to create the Keeling Curve of atmospheric carbon dioxide to create a mathematical function that accounts for both periodic and long-term changes.

Design Challenge: How to Keep Gelatin from Melting?

This is a activity about applying the scientific method to a design challenge. Learners will design and build a platform that will be placed on a heat source. The platform is expected to serve as an insulator for a cube of gelatin.

SciJinks: Tornado

This article covers tornadoes - how they form and how to predict their occurrence. 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.

Awesome Saturn

Learners will complete one or more poems about Saturn using descriptive words. As a pre-writing activity, students generate a word list from books they have heard and read and images they have seen and created. With the support of the word lists, they will create poems.