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Watching Wildfires from Space – download pdf (8 MB)
What do WILD cats and WILD fires have in common? Nothing! But one does help the other to survive. Learn how in the latest issue of EOKids, Watching Wildfires from Space. In this issue, EO Kids looks at how satellites observe and track fires (and what they leave behind) across the world. Plus, create a burn scar “Data Viz” flip book and see the regrowth after the massive fires of 1988 in Yellowstone National Park.
At EO Kids we are committed to making Earth science fun and engaging. Come explore our Earth with us.
Earth Observatory Issues Highlighted in this Issue
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!
Explore Earth's different orbits, then race your friends in a scale model of high, mid and low Earth orbits.
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.
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.
In this issue EO Kids explores water all over Earth, from glaciers to groundwater.
Explore a shrinking glacier in Alaska from space and make your own "mountain" glacier.
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.
EO Kids is searching for small specks of air pollutants from space. How clean is our air?
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.
EO Kids is blasting into the sky and following the trails of volcanic plumes as they travel across the globe.
EO Kids is exploring the muddy waters of the Mississippi Delta from space.
EO Kids is exploring our green Earth. Discover how satellites help us look at plant health all over our planet.
EO Kids is exploring the history of viewing Earth from space – from Explorer 1 to our modern constellation of satellites.
Explore this “cool” topic and discover how NASA scientists use satellites to study these frozen features from space.
"Dig in" and find out how different types of sensors on satellites are used to uncover past civilizations.
Explore the swirling seas of phytoplankton blooms and create your own NASA science visualization.
When can landslides happen? What can trigger a landslide? How is NASA using satellite data to find and prepare for potential landslides?
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?
Explore how NASA observes and measures fresh water from space.