Nasa Wavelength

Unlocking the Mysteries: Science on the Edge of the Solar System

This is a lesson about the Discovery Program's exploration of the solar system. Learners will identify and communicate to others the varied space science explorations carried out by the Discovery Program and dig into one mission in depth.

Think Scientifically: The Day Joshua Jumped Too Much

This is a book about the importance of the Sun's energy as it relates to its impact on the Earth’s environment.

Space Place: Cosmic Colors

This interactive, web-based activity allows children to see the universe in many different wavelengths of light - light our eyes can and cannot see.

Teaching Planetary Sciences - Origin of the Moon

This is the first in a series of three professional development videos that correspond to lessons taught by Andrew Cloud, an Earth and planetary sciences teacher, with a class of 9th and 10th grade students. In this lesson, he uses a NASA video to introduce the origins of the Moon.

Tracking World Aerosol Hazards

Worldwide patterns and sources of aerosols are analyzed and evaluated for potential hazards to aircraft safety. Using aerosol index maps created from data gathered by the TOMS instrument, student groups will analyze and compare aerosol data from either eight consecutive or eight random days.

Chandra Micro/Macro Poster

Comparing and contrasting images at two different scientific scales- the microscopic and the macroscopic- show remarkable similarities in patterns and textures.

Earth Exploration Toolbook: Measuring Distance and Area in Satellite Images

This chapter describes how to set a scale and measure distances and areas on satellite images. Using ImageJ, a freely available image analysis program that runs on most operating systems, users set the spatial calibration of an image, then select and measure distances and areas on it.

GLOBE: Cloud Cover Practice

This interactive, web-based tool allows you to calibrate your eye by practicing cloud cover estimation using images on the computer.

Coastal Upwelling: Remote Sensing of Upwelling

This self-paced, interactive tutorial incorporates data sets from a variety of sources to investigate coastal oceanographic processes and their connections to climate and biology.

NuSTAR Educators Guide: Building a Stable Mast

NuSTAR has a 10-meter rigid mast that separates the optics from the detector. Inspired by this, students will design, test, and build a lightweight mast 1 meter tall that can fully support the weight of a typical hardcover textbook (~2 kg).