EO Kids

Shifting Shapes of Sandy Scapes

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

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.

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