Are you planning to host an ICESat-2 launch party? If so, we would love to hear from you! Email Brian Campbell and let us know about your party; where it is, who it’s for, and anything else you would like us to know. Also, feel free to ask us any questions about the ICESat-2 satellite and its launch.
HANDS ON ACTIVITIES
HoloGLOBE Virtual Reality App with the ICESat-2 module: This is a hands-on interactive for all ages in which you can hold the Earth in 3-D in your hands to view and interact with our planet and see ICESat-2 orbits and elevation data.
ICESat-2 Bouncy Ball Photon Counting Challenge
Using green bouncy balls that stand in for ICESat-2's photons, try to collect as many as you can. Great for groups of 2 or more.
Color the elevations of Greenland and observe the different heights that make up the Greenland ice sheet.
Motion of the Ocean
Explore how water moves throughout the ocean with this hands-on activity, which uses colored salt water and fresh water in recycled tennis-ball tubes. The experiment demonstrates how fluids move depending on their densities -- see for yourself what happens when you pour fresh water on top of salt water in a tube. This activity mimics the ocean circulation system and the role that sea ice plays in the system.
Trees Around the GLOBE
In conjunction with the launch of NASA’s ICESat-2, GLOBE is launching a new “Trees Around the GLOBE” student research campaign – and is now calling on all GLOBE students and teachers to start taking tree height measurements on the day of the launch: 15 September. The GLOBE campaign will be focusing on one exciting variable that the ICESat-2 satellite will measure: tree height. Measuring tree height is a gateway to understanding many things about the environment. NASA scientists will periodically review the tree height data – and use it as satellite data validation, and in potential professional research.
For more information visit the Trees around the GLOBE Campaign.
Play the 3 minute animated feature: ‘Photon Jump’
Play our short feature film: ‘ICESat-2 Elevates our View of Earth’
Go to the ICESat-2 Mission Multimedia Site for more images and videos.
Sample Flyer: Download this sample flyer (.docx format), customize it to fit your event and use it to help promote your event. Make Your Own Flyer: Use images from our Multimedia section to get started creating your custom flyer to promote your ICESat-2 Launch Party.
ICESat-2 will be launching on the last Delta II rocket. Share these posters created by our partner Kennedy Space Center Launch Serviceswith your guests.