In December 2022, a spacecraft called the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission is launching to study our home planet! As the satellite orbits our planet, it will observe nearly all the water on Earth’s surface. This will help scientists understand how much water flows into and out of Earth’s freshwater bodies, such as lakes and rivers. It will also give scientists clues about the ocean’s role in Earth’s changing climate.
For the launch of SWOT, we created a launch bingo game. During the launch broadcast, you can mark off the words that you hear!
Download and print the bingo boards below, then watch the NASA SWOT launch broadcast at NASA.gov on Thursday, December 15, 2022! Cross off each box on the board when you hear any of these words mentioned in the broadcast. When you get a bingo, ask a grownup to share a photo of your board with us on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #TrackingWorldWater!
*The SWOT mission is led by NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), with contributions from the Canadian Space Agency and the UK Space Agency.