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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Climate Kids: What Can We Do To Help?

The article addresses this question by suggesting environmentally friendly actions to help reduce carbon footprints, trash production, and water usage. “Green” careers are also discussed.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum: Red Shift, Blue Shift

In this activity, a Whiffle® ball containing a battery-operated buzzer is twirled in a circle to demonstrate the Doppler effect.  The demonstration is an illustration of how stellar spectra can be used to measure a star's motion relative to Earth along the line of sight.

MY NASA DATA: Evidence of Change Near the Arctic Circle

Through an analysis of data sets on four parameters - sea ice totals, sea surface temperatures, near surface temperatures and surface type - students must decide whether the Arctic is experiencing climate change and predict any potential effects on the rest of the planet.

MY NASA DATA: Comparing Graphs of Temperature and Radiation

In this activity, students will analyze plots of temperature and radiation data to determine change over time.

Global Ocean Warming

This lesson examines the effects of surface energy transfer and storage on ocean temperatures. Included are activities that introduce the use of scientific models.

Magnetic Fields on the Surface of the Sun

This is a lesson about magnetism in solar flares. Learners will map magnetic fields around bar magnets and investigate how this configuration relates to magnetic fields of sunspots.

The Mathematics of Mars: I Have...Who Has?

This is a brief activity about the mathematics of Mars. By playing this matching card game, learners will gain knowledge of Mars mathematical facts and vocabulary.

Diverse Galaxies Lithograph

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the diversity of galaxies in the universe. A huge elliptical galaxy, designated ESO 325-G004, dominates the image.

The Trail Back from Near Extinction

This textbook chapter introduces the buffalo as a keystone species, and describes the environmental impacts of its near extinction, including today’s predominance of non-native species in the Great Plains. Human activities that contribute to species extinction are addressed.

Global Energy Budget

Students will explore how energy from the sun is absorbed, reflected and radiated back into space by Earth.