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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Lava Layering

After creating a model of multiple volcanic lava flows, students analyze the layers, sequence the flows, and interpret the stratigraphy. Students use that same volcanic layering model to investigate relative dating and geologic mapping principles- which they will then apply to satellite imagery.

Geographical Influences on Climate

In this lesson students use climatograms from different U.S. locations to observe patterns in temperature and precipitation.

Aurora Comparisons

This is a lesson which gives students the opportunity to imagine they are scientists, provides them with a basic understanding of aurora and helps them to use creative methods in their observations. First, students will study the scientific aspect of the aurora.

SciJinks: Why Does Earth Have Seasons?

The tilt of Earth's axis as the cause of Earth's seasons is explained in text and illustrations. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

Solar Week Wednesday: Scavenger Hunt

This is an online game associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun.

Plasma Globes

This multimedia ibook introduces the physical concepts related to plasma globes commonly seen in science museums.

Heat Trappers, Inc

In this inquiry activity, teams of students are challenged with engineering a greenhouse heat trap for use with exotic plants. The investigation requires thermometers, plastic wrap, and a shoebox for each team. Students graph data and determine the effectiveness of their design.

The Invisible Yellowstone National Park

In this multi-day activity, identified on the Infrared Yellowstone website as Lesson 1, students use observation skills to determine what information can be gathered from images taken in both visible and infrared light. Students compare the visible and infrared light images.

Protecting Life: The Martian Challenge

This module focuses on ultraviolet radiation on Earth and in space and how it affects life. Learners will construct their own "martian" using craft materials and UV beads.

The Flow of Matter

This is a lesson where learners are introduced to chemical change and the conservation of matter during different types of chemical changes.

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