NASA Wavelength Resources Collection

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Odyssey of the Eyes: Advanced

This activity helps students understand the connections between remote-sensing technology, computer imagery and land cover assessment, and models how a satellite sensor communicates information to a computer.

Does the Universe have a Fingerprint?

This fact card is about the significance of the pattern of microwave radiation that WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe) has detected. The card uses the analogy of human fingerprints to show the ability to identify the right "suspect" from the pattern.

Tracking the Solar Wind Event to Its Source

This is an activity about cause and effect. Learners will calculate the approximate travel time of each solar wind event identified in the previous activity in this set to estimate the time at which the disturbance would have left the Sun.

Data to Information

This lesson incorporates sea surface data collected by NASA satellites. Data for three surface characteristics- height, temperature and speed- are used for several activities. Students examine the differences in speed of currents relative to distance from the Equator.

How Big is the Universe

In this activity, students estimate the size of the visible universe in relation to the size of the Milky Way Galaxy. To do so, students will get a sense of scale and will convert from centimeters to kilometers.

MY NASA DATA: Investigating Factors that Influence Climate

Latitude and longitude impact climate. Students will learn this first hand by researching the climate for a specific 10° x 10° quadrant of the country. Students will download data sets on both temperature and precipitation for their quadrant and will determine averages for each of those factors.

SciJinks: Space Station View of Lightning, Lights, and Aurorae

This video showcases footage from the ISS of Earthly phenomena: lightning, lights, and aurorae. 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.

How Did They Form? Building Blocks of Life

This is a lesson about the important materials brought to Earth by carbonaceous chondrites.

Your Watershed's Story

Students describe the interaction between the river, its quality and the lives of people in the watershed where they live. Students will design a questionnaire, interview local people, and compile the oral histories collected to establish the recent history of a river and its watershed.

SciJinks

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.

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