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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Remote Sensing Math
This collection of 103 individual sets of math problems derives from images and data generated by NASA remote sensing technology. Whether used as a challenge activity, enrichment activity and/or a formative assessment, the problems allow students to engage in authentic applications of math.
Middle school, High school
Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, Mathematics, Problem solving
In this lesson, students explore a discrepent event by designing experiments to test either what makes a "come-back can" return (a can that when you roll away from you, always returns) or UV beads change color.
The nature of science, The scientific process
SDO Project Suite Module 3: How Does the Sun Affect the Earth?
This is the third module in the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) Project Suite curriculum.
Magnetosphere, Space weather
Middle school, Informal education, Middle school programming
Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Magnetosphere, Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Solar-terrestrial interactions, Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Space weather, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Mathematics, Data collection, analysis and probability, Mathematics, Measurement, Physical sciences, Energy, Physical sciences, Light and optics, Physical sciences, Motion and forces, Physical sciences, Vibration and waves, The nature of technology, Technology and society
Students will collect samples of particles in the air on simple slides they make themselves. They will classify, count and chart their findings, draw conclusions, make predictions, and compare their findings to other available data.
Air quality, Particulates, Aerosols, Prediction, Seasonal variation
Elementary school, Elementary school, Upper elementary, Grade 4, Elementary school, Upper elementary, Grade 5, Middle school, High school
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, The nature of science, Science and society
In the game, "Ozone Trap-n-Zap," players must balance ozone within designated layers of Earth's atmosphere. Background information on ozone is provided through an embedded link to an article entitled, "Life in a greenhouse?
Informal education, Youth public
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, The nature of technology, Technology and society
Earth's Energy Budget: Seasonal Cycles in Net Radiative Flux
Students examine CERES radiation data to understand how the Earth's tilt causes seasonal differences in incoming solar energy, and to explore how clouds, deserts and ice modulate the reflection of energy from the Sun. The investigation is conducted using the My NASA Data Live Access Server.