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.
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.
Elementary school, Upper elementary, Grade 5, Middle school, High school
Earth and space science, Solar system, The moon, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft
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.
Coriolus force, Gyre, Energy budget
High school, Middle school, Grade 8
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Climate, Earth's energy budget, Earth structure, Ocean and water, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Remote sensing, Physical sciences, Heat and thermodynamics, Motion and forces
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Climate, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, Life sciences, Ecology and ecosystems, Mathematics, Data collection, analysis and probability, The nature of science, The scientific process
This article provides a brief introduction to the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) and its weather data gathering capabilities. In the accompanying game, players help the GOES-R satellite collect data on six weather variables.
Informal education, Youth public
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather
In this activity, students will record a list of things they already know about hummingbirds and a list of things they would like to learn about hummingbirds. Then they will conduct research to find answers to their questions.
Learners will construct a pinhole camera and, using the projected image of the Sun, calculate its diameter. After calculating the diameter of the Sun, learners will create a classroom sized scale model of the Sun and Earth.
Elementary school, Upper elementary, Grade 5, Middle school
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale, Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Physical sciences, Light and optics
This is a building-wide enrichment program consisting of a series of posters and accompanying questions designed to pique student interest in science concepts and their application to the world in which we live.
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale, Earth and space science, Astronomy, Stars, nebulae and galaxies, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography, Mathematics, Measurement, Mathematics, Number and operations, Physical sciences, Light and optics, Physical sciences, Motion and forces
These directions allow students to open different images that have been collected from the ROSAT satellite. The directions instruct the user to open the website, but first the user will need to install Hera software.
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization