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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NASA eClips™ 4D Guide Lites: Ozone Spotlite Interactive Lesson

The student-produced introductory video presents two common misconceptions related to the ozone hole. The accompanying lesson uses the 5E and the Frayer model to develop student understanding of ozone and ozone holes.

Solar System Scale and Size

Colored beads and string are used to create a model of the solar system in order to explore size and distance relationships among planets. A second model for comparing planetary sizes uses common types of fruits and seeds(either actual fruits or the drawings that accompany the lesson).

Why is Summer Hot?

This activity, effective outdoors or indoors, demonstrates how insolation is affected by latitude by using a pair of thermometers, each taped to some cardboard, placed outside on a sunny day. A globe can also be used, outdoors or indoors.

SciJinks: The Bad (Weather) Joke Machine

This interactive cartoon game generates weather jokes and puns. 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.

Carbon Dioxide Changes During the Last 400,000 years

In this problem set, learners will analyze a graph of carbon dioxide concentration in the last 400,000 years and consider the rise in carbon dioxide of the last 150 years. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.

Moon over My Town

In this activity, community members of all ages are invited to contribute photographs - taken with cell phones, film cameras, or more sophisticated equipment - of the Moon. The images are collected over the course of a month or more and posted in chronological order.

What the Doppler Effect Tells Us About Distant Stars and Planets

In this demonstration, students experience the Doppler effect for sound. Students can compute the frequency change for motion along the line of sight (LOS) and determine the vector LOS component for motions not exactly on it.

Astro-Venture Astronomy Unit Introduction

This is the introductory lesson to Astro-Venture. Learners will be introduced to the overall goals and concepts of Astro-Venture and given the background information for the Astronomy unit and final project.

Jiggly Jupiter

Learners will build edible models of Jupiter and Earth to compare their sizes and illustrate their internal layers. They discuss how the Juno mission will infer details about Jupiter's interior by measuring its gravity field and magnetic field. This activity is part of Explore!

Climate Kids: Gallery of Plants and Animals

This series of 16 captioned images depict representative plant and animal species threatened by climate change. In contrast, images of healthy plants are also shown to emphasize their role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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