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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Field Trip to the Moon Educator Guide

This resource complements a planetarium experience. However, the accompanying educator's guide and companion guides - with lessons on observing and investigating the Moon - are available to download for independent classroom use.

MRC: Introduction to Mars and the Mars Rover Celebration Project (Grades 6-8)

Learners will record detailed observations of a simulated surface and core sample of Mars, analyze a simulated surface and core sample of Mars, compare and contrast an unknown foreign object with the surface and interior of Mars, and learn preliminary facts about Mars, its surface, and its place

S'COOL Lesson: Measures of Central Tendency

In this lesson plan students use temperature data to look at the measures of central tendency. By using mean, median, and mode, students will gain a better understanding about weather patterns from several locales throughout Virginia.

Electrolysis of Salt Water

This is a hands-on lab activity about the chemical composition and conductivity of water.

Star Market Scandal

The is one several activities in which students are required to access and analyze actual data from NASA missions, including video interviews with real NASA scientists, to solve a mystery.

Ice Core Lab

In conjunction with discussions on atmospheric CO2, timescales, and proxy data, students will make, dissect, and analyze an ice core. The activity allows students to study changes in Earth’s atmospheric composition and temperature on millennial to orbital timescales.

Tour of the Cryosphere 2009

This 5-minute animation portrays fluctuations in the cryosphere through observations collected from a variety of satellite-based sensors.

Apollo Landing Sites

This is an activity about the siting and geology of the six Apollo lunar landings. Learners use latitude and longitude to identify potential landing sites and study the geology of lunar samples collected from those sites.

MY NASA DATA: Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature

Satellite data analysis of both ocean currents and sea surface temperatures will allow students to discover the link that exists between them. Students will download data-based maps on which they will determine and then draw directional movement of currents.

MY NASA DATA: Comparison of Snow Cover on Different Continents

In this data activity, students create maps of the snow cover of each continent, and determine the average global snow cover.

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