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EO Kids

Air Pollution: Seeing Small Specks from Space – Download PDF (7 MB)

EO Kids is searching for small specks of air pollutants from space. In this issue, discover how satellites sense air quality from high above the ground. You can also create your very own air quality sensor with our “DIY Science” activity.

At EO Kids we are committed to making Earth science fun and engaging. Come explore Earth with us.

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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

Launching on EO Kids is the history of viewing Earth from space, from Explorer 1 to our modern constellations 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.