Isostasy 2 , Bouncing back after the ice

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
11 12
Organization:Earth Learning Idea (ELI)
Summary:This is a demonstration of the affects on a continental land mass of an ice sheet growing and then melting. Students can relate their models to the changing state of balance in the Earth's lithosphere when additional loading, such as an ice sheet, is added or removed.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Stability and change; Structure and function
Subjects: earth; earth science; geoscience; glacier; ice; land and water; oceans; physics; water
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