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EO Kids

Making and Melting Ice at Earth’s Poles – download pdf (4 MB)

EO Kids is discovering more about sea ice and its effect on ecosystems and global climate by looking at how and when it forms across the globe. Plus, learn how different types of water freeze in our “DIY Science” activity: “Saltwater is Cool (Literally).”

Earth Observatory and NASA Stories Highlighted in this Issue

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?