ESTIMATING LOCAL SEA LEVEL
Students observe the local environment based upon the sea level variations and examine many clues which can indicate sea level change.
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The Tide is High, but I’m Holding On… Using ICESat Data to Investigate Sea Level Rise
Based on the rate of melting observed from 2003-2007 in Greenland, it would take less than 10 minutes to fill the Dallas Cowboys' Stadium. The 17th lesson in a series of 21 has scholars use the ICESat data to understand the ice mass...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Bathymetry: Mapping Mystery Bay
Topographic maps show elevation on the ground level while bathymetry maps show the depth of features below sea level. Young scientists use simple tools to measure the hidden surface inside a box. This data helps them draw their own...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Global Warming: Effects of Rising Sea Levels on Cities
How much difference would it really make if the sea level were to rise by one meter? Five meters? Ten or twenty? Using modeling software, kids examine how rising seas would impact New Orleans, as well as other coastal cities. After...
4th - 7th Science
Climate Change as a Scientific Theory
Get your class thinking about climate change as a scientific theory. Guided by a handout, emerging earth scientists read articles and take notes about glaciers and sea ice. To conclude, they write an evaluation of the evidence for...
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Changing Planet: Rising Ocean Temperatures - Rising Sea Levels
As an anticipatory set, young environmental technicians watch a video about how ocean temperatures seem to be changing along with the global climate. They perform a laboratory demonstration with the purpose of observing what happens to...
5th - 9th Science