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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Space Place: The Many-Eyed Earth Watcher

This article describes the multi-camera instrument (Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer or MISR) aboard the Terra Satellite; participants use information from the article to complete a crossword puzzle. A supplemental article entitled, "Clouds and Earth" is included.

Decomposers Get Energy from Dead Things

This is a lesson where learners explore the process of decomposition and draw conclusions about the important role decomposers play in the flow of energy.

GLOBE: What is Your Climate Classification

Students are introduced to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, which is used to identify world climate types based on annual and seasonal differences in temperature and precipitation. The lesson includes two activities with worksheets and handouts.

The Colors of the Seasons

Using a color chart, students will make observations outside during each of the four seasons. During each session, they will try to find as many colors as possible and record what they see. As a class they will make charts describing the colors they find in each season.

Launch Speed

This example shows how Newton's laws of motion apply to aircraft carriers and introduces the lift equation: the amount of lift depends on the air density, the wind velocity, and the surface area of the wings. The problems stress the importance of units of measure.

World Electricity Consumption and Carbon Dioxide

In this problem set, learners will analyze a table of global electricity consumption to answer a series of questions and consider the production of carbon dioxide associated with that consumption. Answer key is provided.

Eclipse Hand Held Fan

Developed and distributed prior to the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, this product includes a template and instructions for making a handheld viewing fan.

30 Doradus: A Turbulent Star-forming Region Lithograph and Star Formation Classroom Activity

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals a panorama of turbulent star birth, located close enough to Earth that Hubble can resolve individual stars. The star factory resides 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.

NASA's Earth Observatory Presents: National Parks - From Space

Originally produced in support of the 2016 Earth Science Week theme of “Our Shared Geoheritage,” this collection of articles and images from NASA’s Earth Observatory looks at over 60 of America’s National Parks.

The Solar Constant since 1600

In this problem set, learners will analyze a graph of solar irradiance since 1610. Answer key is provided. They will consider average insolation, percent changes and the link between irradiance and climate change.

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