EO Kids

Barrier Islands: Sands & Lands in Motion – download pdf (7 MB) October 2020

Explore the shore with EO Kids’ Barrier Islands: Sands & Lands in Motion. Learn about Earth’s changing shorelines, especially barrier islands.  Plus, create your own model of the shores and watch erosion and deposition take place in our “DIY Science” activity: “A Model Shoreline.”

Explore the changing seashore with EO Kid’s issue, Barrier Islands: Sands and Lands in Motion. Autumn Burdick shows you how to do the simple experiment where you can make your own model shoreline and observe longshore drift in action.

Earth Observatory and NASA Stories Highlighted in this Issue

The Ozone Hole: We Need More Sunscreen

The Ozone Hole: We Need More Sunscreen

EO Kids is discovering more about Earth’s ozone layer and about what happens when it gets damaged. Plus, create your own ozone hole map in our “Data Viz” activity: “Mapping Ozone.”

Night Vision: Learning from City Lights

Night Vision: Learning from City Lights

All those sparkly lights reveal a lot about where and how people live on Earth – everything from population, to disaster recovery, to where people are celebrating.

The Shape of Farming: Water For Crops

The Shape of Farming: Water For Crops

Farmers use a number of different methods to irrigate crops, and some of them result in pretty interesting shapes.

Watching Wildfires from Space

Watching Wildfires from Space

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

Greening Up Globally: Forests and Farms

Greening Up Globally: Forests and Farms

EO Kids is seeing green! Can people really change the color of our planet? Find out how Earth is greening up from forests and farms and how NASA can see our greener Earth from space.

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?