ESA Education presents a new educational quiz featuring images of Earth from space taken by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Have fun becoming an Earth Observer while learning about our home planet!
Astronauts have been taking pictures of Earth from space since 2000, when the first crew arrived at the International Space Station (ISS).
The images in this quiz were captured by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti during her Minerva mission. While on the ISS, Samantha supported numerous scientific experiments and took many pictures of Earth from the Cupola, a ‘window to the world’. Some of these pictures feature in this quiz.
Being a photographer is not a prerequisite for becoming an astronaut, but it is part of an astronaut’s training. Looking at Earth can help astronauts connect to home.
The main goal of this quiz is for participants to be able to see Earth from a different perspective and feel connected to our beauty’s planet and the need to protect it.
Become an Earth Observer with Samantha Cristoforetti!Start playing
Age range: 12+
Keywords: Earth Observation; International Space Station; Geography; Science
The trivia is composed of 9 pictures of different locations on Earth. You can zoom in on the picture by clicking on it. For each picture you will find one question. Some questions have multiple answers. The quiz is not timed.
At the end of the quiz, you will receive an Earth Observer certificate. There are multiple questions per image, so you can play more than once. How many of these questions can you get right?
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