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In this media-rich lesson, students explore the role that ice plays on Earth, the factors causing it to melt, and the local and global consequences of melting ice. This resource is part of the Polar Sciences collection.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"Students use ice cream glaciers and hot wax lava flows to simulate the interactions of glaciers and lava flows. This lesson plan is part of the """"Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard"""" curriculum, created through a partnership between Mount Rainier National Park and the US Geological Survey...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10
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A program designed to conect scientists, educators, and students using data and research from the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Designed for middle-school students, teachers have an opportunity to implement polar science modules in their classrooms and connect with scientists in the Arctic and...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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What is sea ice? It is simply frozen ocean water. Why is sea ice important? While it occurs mainly in polar regions, sea ice influences our global climate. Changing amounts of sea ice can affect ocean circulations, weather patterns, and temperatures around the world. Sea ice insulates the relatively...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10
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Published in 2017
"""""Exploring the Universe: Ice orbs"""" is a hands-on activity in which visitors investigate a frozen sphere, trying to learn about objects hidden inside. Participants learn that planetary scientists at NASA are investigating """"icy worlds"""" in the outer solar system, looking for evidence of...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this activity, students will learn about sea ice and land ice. They will observe ice melting on a solid surface near a body of water and ice melting in a body of water. Prior to the activity, students will predict what each situation will do to the level of water and then compare their prediction...
Grade Level   2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 1998
This report illustrates why there are changes on the ice sheet that covers the Antarctica continent. Students will better understand the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet. Included are templates for making a paper model, instructions for assembly, and a discussion of development of the Antarctic...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2017
For more than 50 years, Baltazar Ushca Tenesaca has been ascending Ecuador's tallest mountain to harvest glacial ice. At one time, there were 40 or so ice merchants who made the daily trek up the active volcano. but now, only Ushca continues this 500-year-old tradition. And while the deman for ice...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Learn how to build an icy model of a comet, complete with shooting jets. This activity provides an opportunity for students to make observations, discuss changing states of matter and demonstrate measuring skills.
Grade Level   2 3 4 5
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Data and images shown in Charctic use passive microwave data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F17 Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS). Data sets include the Sea Ice Index, Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, and the NASA-produced...
Grade Level   11 12
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Find an excellent tool for cryosphere (ice) work. Take a look at the bullet feature list at the bottom of the page: Using this tool, you can track the upcoming 2017 Arctic maximum sea ice extent value with students, especially as this value may, again, be a record breaker.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Arctic sea ice melted on an unprecedented scale in 2012, opening up the fabled Northwest and Northeast passages.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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.
Grade Level   11 12
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By Esri UK
This storymap provides pictures, maps, information, and more about the British Isles through time. Read about its formation and early history, and see how it has changed over time.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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A curated collection of ice storm images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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"Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). Adding salt to water lowers the freezing point. How low the freezing point goes depends upon the amount of salt in the water. The students will make homemade ice cream but the """"freezing times"""" will vary using different amounts of...
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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By XKCD
This website provides a timeline of Earth's temperature beginning thousands of years ago, to the current and future times to show how much warming earth has encountered.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Demonstrate how the proportions of oxygen in ice and deep-sea cores can be used to interpret past Earth temperatures with ‘The oxygen isotope sweet simulation' Earthlearningidea. This uses coloured sweets (e.g. Midget Gems) which have been divided up into different colours. One set of...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2009
This video presents a type of weathering that occurs when materials are repeatedly frozen and thawed.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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