Become a space detective!

Find out how an astronaut’s view helps us investigate our changing planet using these resources from the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation


  • 4-7
  • 7-11
  • 11-14
  • 14-16
  • 16-18


Become a space detective!

France and Britain at night credit: NASA/ESA

The EO Detective teaching materials bring 50 years of astronaut photographs and satellite images of the Earth into the classroom. Using these beautiful and interesting pictures, you can discover how Earth observation scientists investigate our changing world – and also study concepts and ideas from maths, science, geography and computing. You can download taster activities here and the complete resource packs and teacher guides are available from ESERO-UK.

EO Detective Competition

Our competition has now closed, but you can see a list of winners and the pictures created for them on our blog.

For more information, follow @EODetective on Twitter, or register your interest by sending an email to