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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ClimateBits: Air Quality

This video explains air quality and specifically describes Earth's air pollution seen from space by satellites. As the world's largest environmental health risk, air pollution is important to understand, monitor, and reduce.

Great Lakes Weather and Climate: Solstice Seasons: Summer and Winter

This self-paced, interactive tutorial introduces classic weather patterns and unique meteorological events associated with the seasons in the Great Lakes region, while simultaneously demonstrating the utility of remote-sensing data to monitor changes in weather and climate.

Lunar & Asteroid Traveling Exhibits

This collection of nine portable traveling exhibits communicates different aspects of lunar and asteroid science and exploration. Developed for use in public libraries and informal education settings, each exhibit consists of three banners with accompanying stands, and telescoping poles.

Climate Kids: Make Sun S'mores

Instructions are provided for making a solar oven, followed by directions for using the oven to make s'mores. A side column discusses the practicality of using solar ovens in places like western Africa.

Marvelous Martian Mineralogy

This is a lesson about determining planetary composition. Learners will use a reflectometer to determine which minerals are present (from a set of knowns) in a sample of Mars soil simulant.

What are Magnetic Fields?

This is an activity about magnetic fields. Using iron filings, learners will observe magnets in various arrangements to investigate the magnetic field lines of force. This information is then related to magnetic loops on the Sun's surface and the magnetic field of the Earth.

Inverse Functions

In this activity students use log tapes and base-two slide rules as references to graph exponential functions and log functions in base-10 and base-2. Students discover that exponential and log functions are inverse, reflecting across the y = x axis as mirror images.

Did Impacts Create Features on Mars?

Learners will use trays of sand and a variety of solid objects to model the effects of "impactors" on the surface. This is activity 6 of 9 in Mars and Earth: Science Learning Activities for After School. <b>Note: The Mars image set that is needed to do this activity is on p.

The Heliosphere

This lithograph outlines the components of our heliosphere, using current information released by the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft team.

MRC: Brainstorm and Preliminary Design (Grades 3-5)

Learners will become familiar with and use the engineering design process to sketch a reasonable drawing of the rover that will be built.