Oceans on the Rise

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Temperature rises and land disappears! Through a lab exploration, learners understand the effect of temperature increase on water similar to the effect of global warming on our oceans. As they heat the water in a flask, they measure the volume in relation to the increased temperature.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils research specific coastal areas where rising sea levels have become a threat
  • Show a video that highlights the dangers of rising sea levels to introduce the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires specific materials and time for set up prior to the lesson
Pros

  • Includes colorful images created from satellite data
  • Provides a graphical analysis of data
Cons

  • None