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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Sounds of the Sun

This is an activity about the Doppler effect. Learners begin by simulating the noise made by a passing siren.

Landsat Change Over Time

An introduction to the Landsat satellite is presented through a poster with accompanying images, information and classroom lesson. The poster displays 10 pairs of international Landsat images highlighting changes over time from both natural and human-induced causes.

SOS Water Falls Post-Visit

Intended for use after viewing the Science on a Sphere film "Water Falls," this lesson deepens student's understanding of global precipitation measurement.

Thinking in Systems

This is a lesson about systems. Learners will use the human body to explore the characteristics of systems. They then choose another system to explore and create a concept map of this system. Finally, they summarize the characteristics of a system.

Climate Kids: Recycle This!

The site features an online game in which participants keep recyclable items out of the trash by guiding them into proper bins. Accompanying the game is a list of three categories of items that can be recycled, along with the benefits of doing so.

Ice Core Records - From Volcanoes to Supernovas

This investigation is based on the GISP2 H-core data collected in 1992 adjacent to the GISP2 Greenland summit drill site. Students examine the seasonal/annual nitrate record and use information from known volcanic eruptions to date the unique signature of the Icelandic volcanoes.

Galaxy Cluster Abell 2744: Observing Cosmic Frontier/Hubble Frontier Fields

This lithograph features a Hubble image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2744, which exhibits a special feature known as gravitational lensing. The backside includes a description of the image and its features.

International Space Station LABS: Mathematics Activity 2 Orbits: Racing Time in Space

Learners will investigate the relationship between speed, distance, and orbits as they investigate how quickly the International Space Station (ISS) can travel to take a picture of an erupting volcano. This is mathematics activity 2 of 2 found in the ISS L.A.B.S. Educator Resource Guide.

To Eat or Burn: The Energy's the Same!

Students use a calorimeter made of common materials to demonstrate that energy can be measured and converted from one form to another. Hydrocarbons, such as paraffin, contain stored chemical energy; food contains stored chemical energy.

Down to Earth: Paint by the Numbers

In this activity, students simulate how light collected from a space object converts into binary data and reconverts into an image of the object. A pencil and paper activity demonstrates how astronomical spacecraft and computers create images of objects in space.