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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Number Theory and Fractions

This is a set of one-page problems about the sizes of moons in the solar system. Learners will use fractions to compare the sizes and distances of Jupiter's moons.

Studying Ocean Plankton from Space

In this problem set, learners will use an image of satellite-acquired ocean color data to answer a series of questions about the concentration of phytoplankton in certain areas. Answer key is provided. this is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.

Camilla Space Weather Project Forecast

This is an activity about forecasting space weather.

SciJinks: Become a Weather Wizard

This lesson originally appeared in "The Technology Teacher" and introduces common weather concepts and terminology. Students learn about weather map symbols and are invited to show real weather scenarios by drawing symbols on a map.

Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM

In this lesson, students will think about their experiences with hurricanes and severe storms, and then learn the basics of what causes hurricanes to form.

Technology Teacher: Speaking in Phases

This article describes an indoor, game-type demonstration, incorporating physics (EM wave modulation), math (binary codes), space technology, and music to show how spacecraft put information into the radio signals they send back to Earth.

Just Right: The Goldilocks Effect

In this introductory activity, students learn about perspective, range and resolution and explain how the optimal viewing zone varies with what it is they want to know.

Design Challenge: What Factors Determine the Comfort of Air?

The purpose of this investigation is to understand how the amount of water vapor in the air at various temperatures affects the way the human body responds.

Down to Earth: Binary Numbers

In this activity, students use the binary number system to transmit messages. Two flashlights are used to demonstrate how astronomy spacecraft to transmit images and other scientific data to Earth.

Mars Imaginings - The Story

This activity focuses on how the search for life on Mars is portrayed in fiction and videos. Learners will consider depictions of Mars from science fiction books and video clips.

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