EO Kids

Shifting Shapes of Sandy Scapes

Shifting Shapes of Sandy Scapes – download pdf (24 MB) August 2020

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.

Join Tassia Owen as she makes her own sand dune sandbox.

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EO Kids is written for audiences aged 9 to 14. It is published with support from NASA’s Landsat, Terra, and Aqua missions.

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Mission Biomes

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