Astronerds saving the Earth

  • Location
  • Status

The Problem

In our project we will focus on the satellites that the European Space Agency (ESA) is using in order to monitor air quality, vegetation and water pollution. We will investigate how this technology was used during the horrific environmental disaster that occurred back in 2017 next to our island, when an oil spill formed after an accident.

Our Plan

Getting engaged: We will investigate what is a satellite, which materials are used in order to build one and why are the necessary for Earth sciences. Community mapping: We will interview people in our island and ask them how the felt when they saw the oil spill and how it affected their lives and we will write an article expressing their opinion. We will contact the environmental organization of Salamina (PERIVOS) in order to give us a talk about the environmental impact of the oil spill. Taking action: we will build our own satellites, using LEGO We Do 2.0 , we will write code in order to program to move around our inflated Earth. We will try to find data (pictures from the Copernicus / Sentinel satellites) in order to investigate how large was the oil split. Celebrate: We will present our work during the “Astronerds saving the Earth” classroom party.

Themes Addressed

  • term icon
    Air Pollution
  • term icon
    Clean Water
  • term icon
    Community Enhancement

The Benefit

About Roots & Shoots

We are nurturing the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

Get To Know Our Model

New Report