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. will add to ticket
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Stratospheric Ozone and Ultraviolet Light

This is a lesson where learners explore how the creation and destruction of ozone protects us from ultraviolet radiation (UV).

Jump to Jupiter

This is a lesson about the size and scale of the planets in the solar system. Learners will help create and then navigate an outdoor course of the traditional planets (including dwarf planet Pluto), which are represented by small common objects.

What Color is the Ocean? Simple Spectrophotometer Activity

Learners will use an inexpensive, simple spectrophotometer to test how light at different visible wavelengths (blue, green, red) is transmitted, or absorbed, through four different colored water samples.

Achieving Orbit

This is an engineering design challenge activity. Learners will use balloons to investigate how a multi-stage rocket, like that used to launch the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft, can propel a satellite to a specific orbit.

The Invisible Zoo

In this activity, identified on the Infrared Zoo website as Lesson 3, students explore the Cool Cosmos Infrared Zoo database and investigate the differences between warm and cold-blooded animals.

IBEX: Explorador de la Frontera Interestelar

This is a poster that outlines the major mission highlights of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, mission, a Small Explorer Earth-orbiting spacecraft that is mapping the distant boundary between the solar wind from our Sun and the interstellar medium, the material between the stars.

Chandra Infographics

This series of infographics illustrate a brief history of X-ray astronomy and some of the Chandra mission's goals and science topics. Intended for general public use, they have resided on the Chandra web site as a resource and are used in social media to discuss related science concepts.

Exploring Remote Sensing

Students simulate the process of remote sensing by using common materials to represent Earth’s different ground coverings and a light meter to represent satellite instruments. The concept of albedo and its importance in Earth’s radiation budget are introduced.

ClimateBits: Air Quality

This video explains air quality and specifically describes Earth's air pollution seen from space by satellites. As the world's largest environmental health risk, air pollution is important to understand, monitor, and reduce.

Great Lakes Weather and Climate: Solstice Seasons: Summer and Winter

This self-paced, interactive tutorial introduces classic weather patterns and unique meteorological events associated with the seasons in the Great Lakes region, while simultaneously demonstrating the utility of remote-sensing data to monitor changes in weather and climate.

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