EO Kids: Fresh Water

EO Kids: Fresh Water

Introducing a new publication from Earth Observatory – EO Kids – bringing engaging science stories from Earth Observatory to a younger audience.

The premier issue of EO Kids explores how NASA observes and measures fresh water from space. Find out why Lake Mead appears to have a bathtub ring around its shoreline and how less snow in the mountains means less drinking water for California. Explore satellite images of where fresh water is stored in and on the Earth. Discover what NASA does in the field with an update from scientists on the Olympic Mountain Experiment (OLYMPEX) campaign.

EO Kids offers hands-on activities, experiments and more. The Maker Corner provides instructions for making a model aquifer and a self-watering planter. Explore the science behind fresh water with a snowmelt experiment and be a data detective by analyzing satellite data like a scientist. Kids can even create their own data visualization by coloring in a map showing ice thickness on Greenland.

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Here are some of the Earth Observatory stories highlighted in this issue of EO Kids.

Visualizing the Highs and Lows of the Lake Mead Reservoir
Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada
Irrigation at Todhia Arable Farm in Saudi Arabia
Water vapor in afternoon clouds over the Amazon
Permafrost on the northern Siberian Coast
Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX) 2015: Olympic Efforts to Measure Olympic Mountain Snow