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Students create a glacier using water and stones. They pass the "glacier" over a piece of wood and record the shape of the "glacial grooves." students explain how scrapings and deposits made by glaciers could provide clues to the climate.
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Iceberg Ahead: How Does Temperature Affect the Density of Water?
Demonstrate how ice floats on water and get the class thinking about why icebergs are so deceiving. Investigators then experiment with mixing water of the same temperature and water of different temperatures. Make sure to explain the...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Svalbard Islands and Our Community
The LeConte glacier, located in Alaska, has retreated 2.5 miles over the last 80 years. Through an inquiry-based activity, individuals analyze glaciers found throughout the world and their changes over time. They then measure a model of...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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