NASA Wavelength Resources Collection

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Melting Ice

In this lesson, students explore a discrepant event when they design an experiment to measure the rate that ice melts when in pure water versus salt water.

How Does Color Help Us Understand Images From Space?

Color is an important tool used in studying and interpreting satellite images.

Earth's Energy Budget Poster

This poster includes an energy budget diagram on the front depicting our best understanding of energy flows into and away from the Earth.

Earth Exploration Toolbook: Exploring Air Quality in Aura NO2 Data

In this chapter, students will explore relationships between air quality and population density using the image visualization tool, Google Earth.

Space Place: Taking the Search Out of Search and Rescue

Presented in a story format, this article illustrates the use and value of Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT). Two links are included, one provides a detailed explanation of the SARSAT rescue process and the other presents an authentic rescue videotaped testimonial.

Angular Measure

Students will learn about the Transit of Venus through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video that describes several ways to observe transits.

Cooling with Sunshades

Learners will construct a simple device to measure how effective different materials are for protecting against sunlight, explain how heat relates to the motion of atoms and molecules, describe how heat can be transmitted from one place to another, explain how sunlight arriving on Earth interacts

Geometry and Angle Relationships

This is a set of one-page problems about distance craft travel on Mars. Learners will use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine distance between a series of hypothetical exploration sites within Gale Crater on Mars.

Moon in Action

Learners go outside on a clear evening and view the sky to see the Moon for themselves. Using sky charts, children navigate the Moon’s impact craters, flat plains (maria), and mountains with the naked eye and binoculars or telescopes.

Celestial Jukebox

Through the use of rhythm patterns of sounds presented in a solar system model, learners will collect data to determine orbital periods.