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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S'COOL Lesson: Fahrenheit vs Celsius

Using common items - a glass soft drink bottle, a straw, clay and food coloring - students assemble and calibrate a thermometer and then use it to measure outdoor temperatures.

Predicting Weather by Connecting the Basic Cloud Types with Information Collected from the Weather Station

In this activity, students are challenged to predict the next day's weather based on cloud observations, prevailing winds, and barometric measurements over a period of several days.

Earth to Saturn, Earth to Saturn!

Learners will use drawing and writing to explore the comparative features of Saturn and Earth.

Drawing a Sunspot Map

This is an activity about observing and mapping sunspots by direct solar observation. Learners will use a small telescope, binoculars, or a Sunspotter to create a projected image of the Sun and trace the position of any observed sunspots on a piece of paper.

Climate Kids: Make a Terrarium Mini-garden

Instructions are provided for constructing a terrarium. The analogy between the terrarium and Earth is also provided. This activity is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Principles in Remote Sensing: Remote Sensors and Data Collection

This self-paced, interactive tutorial provides learners with an opportunity to learn about remote sensors, and the role remote-sensing instruments play in our understanding of the Earth system.

Water Detectives

In this introductory classroom activity, students exercise their scientific skills of observation and deduction as they use their senses and simple laboratory assays, such as pH indicator paper, to identify mystery pollutants in water samples. Activity includes a student worksheet.

Can Venus and Mars Be Made Habitable?

This activity is about planetary climate.

SciJinks: The Mystery of Tornadoes

This video features an interview with severe storm researcher Tim Samaras. 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.

Cosmic Microwave Background

In this lesson, students explore the cosmic microwave background to understand why it permeates the universe and why it peaks as microwave radiation.

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