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
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Mission: Biomes online interactive activity to support learning and awareness of seven terrestrial biomes.
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).”