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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Mars for Earthlings: Integrating Introductory Geology with Mars Planetary Data

This series of learning modules is designed for adaptation in an introductory Earth science or planetary science course. The modules actively engage students through Mars remote-sensing data and Earth-based analogs to understanding Mars geology.

GLOBE: Pedosphere (Soil) Protocol eTraining

The pedosphere (soil) is the focus of this GLOBE eTraining program module. Protocols for investigating soil temperature, moisture, characterization, density and infiltration are explained. In addition, each module includes interactive digital field and lab experiences, and online assessments.

Earth Exploration Toolbook: Exploring Regional Differences in Climate Change

In this activity, users download and graph modeled climate data to explore variability in climate change. Most people know that climate changes are predicted over the next hundred years, but they may not be aware that these changes are likely to vary from region to region.

MY NASA DATA: Earth's Energy Budget - Seasonal Cycles in Net Radiative Flux

Net Radiative Flux (NRF) is used to determine the flow of solar energy in and out of the Earth system. NRF is influenced by seasonal variations related to the tilt of the Earth's axis and degree of cloud cover as well as Earth’s surface features.

What is Global Systems Science?

In this introductory textbook chapter, students become familiar with how scientists view planet Earth. This is the first chapter in the unit, A New World View, which introduces global systems science, emphasizing the concepts of environmental diversity, Earth as a system, and sustainability.

Snow is a Form of Ice

Learners will investigate how water and ice exist in the atmosphere as they study water vapor condensing, find that clouds are made of tiny droplets of water, and notice that snow forms in clouds.

Water Bodies, Where Are They?

In this investigation, students are introduced to types of water bodies. Seven types are defined and each is then located on NASA satellite images and maps.

MY NASA DATA: Tropical Atlantic Aerosols

In this lesson, students will download and analyze two sets of aerosol data: one from 2003 found on the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS), and one from 2006 taken from the NASA Earth Observations (NEO) site.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum: Cereal Box Analytical Spectroscope

In this activity, students construct an analytical spectroscope and analyze the spectrum produced when various substances are heated or excited with electricity.

Microwaves in Space?

This fact card presents an overview of cosmic microwaves, light waves left over from the Big Bang after they have been stretched out by the expansion of the universe. The energy from microwave ovens are used as a reference point from everyday life.