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. will add to ticket
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Vesta Mosaic: Art informing science

This is an activity about albedo, which is a measurement of the reflectance of a planetary surface. Learners will classify areas on an image in terms of albedo values and then sketch their own portion of an image from space.

Space Place: The Moon's Phases in Oreos

This article explains the monthly variations in the Moon's appearance as seen from Earth. Directions for using Oreo cookies to illustrate the four major phases of the Moon are provided. The article is targeted to children ages 10-12.

MRC: Overview of the Solar System (Grades 6-8)

Learners will review the structure, content and size of the Solar System.

Engineer a Satellite

In this activity, learners select the scientific instruments for their satellite, calculate the power requirements for all the subsystems, and construct a scale model of their very own Earth observing satellite using building blocks and/or Legos. Includes instructions and worksheets.

Planet Quest Observing Cards

The PlanetQuest Observing Cards are designed to give telescope operators and other interpreters a new way of explaining the night sky. Relating common observing objects to our search for exoplanets makes these spectacular sights more understandable.

Mission: Solar System - Robo Arm

Learners design and build a robotic arm that can lift a cup off a table. This resource includes a challenge video, leader notes, and handouts.

Sun|trek: Projects for Schools Using Real Solar Data

This series of laboratory lessons and activities uses authentic solar imagery and data to introduce students to solar science. Students are asked to explore details in imagery, including how to deal with the issues of noise and resolution, and understand scale.

Comets

This is a detailed historical lesson about comets, distant icy worlds often visible to observers on Earth.

What is Industrial Agriculture?

Highly productive commercial agriculture, known as industrial agriculture, is the focus of this investigation.

MY NASA DATA: Snow Cover by Latitude

In this data analysis activity, students will compare the amount (percentage) of snow cover along selected latitudes.

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