Nasa Wavelength

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.

Moon Tune

This is a lesson about NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Learners will sing about the LRO mission to the Moon, learn that craters on the Moon may harbor water ice, and they discover how LRO is searching for this and other resources needed to build future lunar outposts.

Impact Earth

This 24 minute planetarium show teaches about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets. The show was created for fulldome theaters, but is also available on DVD to be shown in flat version for TVs and computer monitors, and can be freely viewed online.

MRC: How Do I Measure This? (Grades 6-8)

This is a lesson about measurement and cratering. Learners will read about the origin of the foot as a standardized unit of measure, work collaboratively to conduct an experiment about cratering, and collect and record data to draw logical and scientific conclusions.

Investigating Ice Worlds

This is a lesson about ice worlds in the outer planetary regions and the role they play in understanding the Solar System.

Space Place: Have a Greenhouse Gas Attack!

In this game, players help rid Earth of excess greenhouse gases with the goal of getting atmospheric temperature to the "normal" range. A link is included which provides directions on making greenhouse gases out of gumdrops. The article/game is targeted to children ages 10-12.