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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Earth Exploration Toolbook: Investigating the Precipitation-Streamflow Relationships

This activity prepares the student to launch an investigation of the relationship between precipitation and Streamflow for a local watershed. It can enrich a study of the water cycle.

Blind Mice

This is a lesson about solar system exploration. Learners will understand that combining information gathered by a variety of robots gives us a more comprehensive understanding of our solar system.

Where Do They Come From? Crater Hunters

This is a lesson about locating impact craters on Earth using longitude, latitude, and maps.

Magnify That

Students will learn about magnification and how a magnifying lens works. They will examine a variety of different objects, first without a magnifier and then with a magnifier, and compare what they observe. They will practice observing details of these objects with a magnifying lens.

Exploring in 3D: Make your own 3D glasses

In this lesson, learners will construct their own 3-D glasses in order to use them on 3-D images, such as images of the Sun from the STEREO spacecraft.

What SImilar Physical Processes Occur on Both Earth and Mars?

Similar features exist on the surfaces of Earth and Mars. This investigation includes satellite images of five Earth features and five Martian features, none of which are labeled.

Phytoplankton Blooms and Ocean Warming

In this problem-based learning module, learners study phytoplankton blooms along the U.S. coast. Phytoplankton form the basis of the marine food web, regulate carbon in the atmosphere, and are responsible for half of the photosynthesis that takes place on the planet.

Matching Birthdays

This excercise uses "the birthday problem," a well-known probability riddle with a surprising result. It serves as a calculator exercise for students and beginning computer programmers.

SciJinks: How Does a Hurricane Form?

Hurricanes are discussed as one type of tropical cyclone; the article then describes the four stages of cyclone development. The site includes a video of Hurricane Katrina and a link to a related game.

NASA Satellite Sees Carbon Dioxide

In this problem set, learners will analyze a map of atmospheric carbon dioxide derived from satellite data. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.