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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The Data Downpour

The Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) collects rain, snow and other precipitation data worldwide every three hours.

Why is There a Tidal Bulge Opposite the Moon?

In this activity, students use mathematics to understand tides and gravitation and how gravity works across astronomical distances, using an apparatus made from a slinky, meter stick, and a hook. A description of the mathematical relationships seen in the demonstration is included.

Particle Man and the Photon

In this kinesthetic activity, students learn how photons may be transmitted, absorbed, or scattered. Materials required include a small ball, an overhead projector, 4 clear cups, different liquids (milk, water, black ink, grape juice), and a flashlight.

Odyssey of the Eyes: Beginning Level

In this learning activity, students create a 3D model of part of their local landscape, then make a series of observations from different directions.

Technology Teacher: Evil-doer or Do-gooder - Getting the Goods on Ozone

This article discusses the differences between ozone in the stratosphere and troposphere, and how NASA is measuring ozone using a spectrometer on-board the Aura satellite. The article includes an activity: building a spectroscope using a DVD cover and inexpensive materials.

Measuring Time

This is an activity about the measurement of time. Learners model the rotation of Earth over one day by holding a flashlight for the Sun and a blow up globe, and record their observations. Then, they use those observations to create devices that will track time and test their devices outside.

Interpreting Graphs

Students will learn about the temperature change of Earth during the 20th century and through 2010. They will read a NASA press release describing recent trends in global climate change since 1900, and view a NASA eClips™ video segment about the energy budget of Earth.

What Can We Believe? The Daily Shooting Star

This is a lesson about discerning fact and fiction in news articles. Learners will read tabloid articles about meteorites and decide if the information is fact or fiction. Questions, extensions, and advanced preparation and procedural tips are included.

The Declining Magnetic Field

This is an activity about the declining strength of Earth's magnetic field.

Traditions of the Sun

This is a web site which explores the desire shared by past civilizations and today's society to observe and study the Sun. Learners can access two interactive modules, which include satellite images, aerial photographs, panoramic pictures, time-lapse videos and other multimedia.

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