EO Kids

The Ozone Hole: We Need More Sunscreen – download pdf (2 MB) May 2020

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

Making and Melting Ice at Earth’s Poles

Making and Melting Ice at Earth’s Poles

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).”

Cleaning Up Our Air

Cleaning Up Our Air

Take a breath of fresh air. Learn how the air we breathe has become cleaner in the latest issue of EO Kids, Cleaning Up Our Air

Watching Wildfires from Space

Watching Wildfires from Space

Satellites observe and track fires (and what they leave behind) across the world.

From School to NASA Earth Scientist

From School to NASA Earth Scientist

Find out what three NASA scientists wanted to be when they were young and discover what they do now. Then, be a scientist yourself, right now!