EO Kids

Shifting Shapes of Sandy Scapes – download pdf (24 MB) August 2020

Nature builds with sand, using wind to create dunes. Explore how wind and sand form different types of dunes on coastlines and in deserts. And find out how satellites help scientists figure out how dunes formed and how they are changing them over time. Then try the DIY Science activity, “Sandbox Dunes” to make your own model dunes.

Earth Observatory and NASA Stories Highlighted in this Issue

The Ozone Hole: We Need More Sunscreen

The Ozone Hole: We Need More Sunscreen

EO Kids is discovering more about Earth’s ozone layer and about what happens when it gets damaged. Plus, create your own ozone hole map in our “Data Viz” activity: “Mapping Ozone.”

Making and Melting Ice at Earth’s Poles

Making and Melting Ice at Earth’s Poles

Find out about sea ice and its effects on ecosystems and global climate by looking at how and when it forms on Earth. Plus, learn how different types of water freeze in our “DIY Science” activity: “Saltwater is Cool (Literally).”

Peeking at Penguins: Poop from Space

Peeking at Penguins: Poop from Space

Did you know that satellites can be used to find penguin populations by looking at what they leave behind? EO Kids is discovering more about penguins by looking at their poop from space.

Night Vision: Learning from City Lights

Night Vision: Learning from City Lights

All those sparkly lights reveal a lot about where and how people live on Earth – everything from population, to disaster recovery, to where people are celebrating.

The Shape of Farming: Water For Crops

The Shape of Farming: Water For Crops

Farmers use a number of different methods to irrigate crops, and some of them result in pretty interesting shapes.

Cleaning Up Our Air

Cleaning Up Our Air

Take a breath of fresh air. Learn how the air we breathe has become cleaner in the latest issue of EO Kids, Cleaning Up Our Air

Watching Wildfires from Space

Watching Wildfires from Space

Satellites observe and track fires (and what they leave behind) across the world.

From School to NASA Earth Scientist

From School to NASA Earth Scientist

Find out what three NASA scientists wanted to be when they were young and discover what they do now. Then, be a scientist yourself, right now!

A Place in Space: Earth Orbits

A Place in Space: Earth Orbits

Explore Earth's different orbits, then race your friends in a scale model of high, mid and low Earth orbits.

Greening Up Globally: Forests and Farms

Greening Up Globally: Forests and Farms

EO Kids is seeing green! Can people really change the color of our planet? Find out how Earth is greening up from forests and farms and how NASA can see our greener Earth from space.

All About That Tilt: Sun and Seasons

All About That Tilt: Sun and Seasons

The seasons are changing–be it winter to spring, or summer to fall. Learn more about this change and how it’s all about that tilt.

Water, Water, Everywhere!

Water, Water, Everywhere!

In this issue EO Kids explores water all over Earth, from glaciers to groundwater.

Glaciers: Ice on the Move

Glaciers: Ice on the Move

Explore a shrinking glacier in Alaska from space and make your own "mountain" glacier.

Hide and Seek Sandstone: Geology by Satellite

Hide and Seek Sandstone: Geology by Satellite

Find out how scientists see different rock types with the help of satellites and solve the mystery of how rock layers move to make cool rock formations. 

Air Pollution: Seeing Small Specks from Space

Air Pollution: Seeing Small Specks from Space

EO Kids is searching for small specks of air pollutants from space. How clean is our air?

Clouds or Snow? A Satellite Mystery

Clouds or Snow? A Satellite Mystery

EO Kids is investigating how similar snow and clouds look from space. In this issue, discover how satellites measure light to help scientists know which is which.

Sky High: Keeping Track of Volcano Plumes

Sky High: Keeping Track of Volcano Plumes

EO Kids is blasting into the sky and following the trails of volcanic plumes as they travel across the globe.

Shrinking Shorelines and Developing Deltas

Shrinking Shorelines and Developing Deltas

EO Kids is exploring the muddy waters of the Mississippi Delta from space.

(Infra)Red Light, Green Light

(Infra)Red Light, Green Light

EO Kids is exploring our green Earth. Discover how satellites help us look at plant health all over our planet.

60 Years of Looking at Earth from Above

60 Years of Looking at Earth from Above

EO Kids is exploring the history of viewing Earth from space – from Explorer 1 to our modern constellation of satellites.

Ice on Earth: By Land & By Sea

Ice on Earth: By Land & By Sea

Explore this “cool” topic and discover how NASA scientists use satellites to study these frozen features from space.

Space Archaeology: Uncovering the Past

Space Archaeology: Uncovering the Past

"Dig in" and find out how different types of sensors on satellites are used to uncover past civilizations.

Ocean Green: Blooming Oceans

Ocean Green: Blooming Oceans

Explore the swirling seas of phytoplankton blooms and create your own NASA science visualization.

Landslides: Earth on the Move

Landslides: Earth on the Move

When can landslides happen? What can trigger a landslide? How is NASA using satellite data to find and prepare for potential landslides?

Urban Heat Islands: Hot Times in the City

Urban Heat Islands: Hot Times in the City

What makes an urban heat island? Why is New York City a "hot" town? Where are the hottest places on Earth? How can NASA scientists help city planners turn down the heat?

Fresh Water

Fresh Water

Explore how NASA observes and measures fresh water from space.