Sunscreen protects us from the sunny skies of summer, but high up in the atmosphere Earth has its own solar shield, a layer of ozone. However, a hole in that layer is making it easier to get sunburned.
There is good news! EO Kids is exploring how the hole in the ozone layer is shrinking in, “The Ozone Hole: We Need More Sunscreen.” Plus, make your own map of the ozone hole using NASA data in the “Data Viz” activity, “Mapping Ozone.”
Earth Observatory and NASA Stories Highlighted in this Issue
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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).”