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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The Spinning World of Spacecraft Reaction Wheels

This is a activity about how reaction wheels affect spacecraft orientation (attitude).

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.

Dust Busters

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.

Space Place: Play Ozone Trap-n-Zap

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?

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.

SciJinks: What is a Heat Wave?

This article explains the causes of heat waves. 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.

Exploring the Environment: Global Climate Change

This series of modules are designed to increase student's knowledge of climate change science and the issues surrounding the complex interactions of Earth’s physical and biological spheres.

Faces of GPM: Engineers

This short video includes interviews with several key engineers who built and tested the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Chandra X-Ray Observatory: Coloring & Activity Book

This 28-page coloring and activity book includes general information on X-ray astronomy, Chandra and the STS-93 mission. It also looks at black holes, supernovas, galaxy clusters and more. Each image is accompanied by a summary of information.

Discovering Planet "X"

Learners will explore the concept of parallax (the apparent displacement of an object caused by a change in the viewer's position) and then simulate the discovery of Pluto with a Blink Comparator via an online interactive.

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