Nasa Wavelength

Super Star Meets the Plucky Planet... Or, how Earth and Sun come to mutual understanding and respect

This is an animated and narrated storybook about the Sun and its effects on Earth. Learners will read or hear about characteristics of the Sun and Earth that influence their interaction.

A Simple Model for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

In this problem set, learners will create and use a differential equation of rate-of-change of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

What Heats the Earth's Interior?

In this textbook chapter, students learn about the source of the Earth's internal heat engine, convection in the Earth's core, the role of superplumes in Earth's history, and the influence of tectonic activity on the Earth's climate.

Chandra Photo Album

This collection features images taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, including image descriptions and comparison with optical images. Search options include chronological listings, images by category, and images by interest such as multi-wavelength and top rated images.

A Trip to the Infrared Zoo

In this multi-day activity, students use infrared and visible images of animals and sort them into broad categories based upon the learner's own reasoning and observations of the images.

The Evidence is "Clear"!

In this lesson, students consider observations and inferences to determine the support for each of two theories on the origin of the universe: Steady State and Big Bang.

Soil Chapter-The Data Game

To determine if data values are reasonable, students need to understand the units of measurement and be able to estimate the expected range of values in data.

ClimateBits: Fast Carbon, Slow Carbon

This video is narrated by NASA scientist Peter Griffith who explains fast and slow carbon cycling on Earth. A banana is an example of fast, young carbon. A chunk of coal is an example of old, slow carbon.

Should this Laser Slinging Slug have Fired his Weapon?

This fact card discusses the shape of space and how light is affected by the amount of dark matter and energy in the universe. MAP's microwave detection gives us enormous insight into the creation of this matter and energy.

The Tools of Gamma Ray Astronomy

NASA scientist, Neil Gehrels, serves as your guide to this online lesson on gamma ray tools, which focuses on advances in detector technologies since the 1980s that have enabled us to capture and image high-energy phenomena. Dr.

Pages