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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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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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Published in 2016
Your team has been charged with the task of using a model to analyze glacial ice flow before ad after the collapse of an ice shelf. In order to compare the flow of ice, you will need to track a point on the surface of the glacier and measure the movement over time. The data that you collect will be...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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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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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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A snowflake forms when a liquid water molecule becomes a frozen crystallized structure. Students will use Wixie to paint and personify their own unique snowflake and tell the story of that snowflake's adventure as it falls to Earth.
Grade Level   2 3
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By TED
Published in 2009
Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this activity, students will investigate the complexities of snowpack formation by creating a model. This model simulates only a few of the variables that scientists consider when predicting avalanches.
Grade Level   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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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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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
Science columnist Lee Hotz describes a remarkable project at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, where a hardy team are drilling into ten-thousand-year-old ice to extract vital data on our changing climate. Robert Lee Hotz is the science columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where he writes about cutting-edge...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2014
China has donated to the United Nations the first open-access, high-resolution map of Earth's land cover, on 22 September 2014, as a contribution towards the global sustainable development and combating climate change. The GlobeLand30 datasets are freely available and comprise ten types of land...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2017
UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration illustrating how the surface of Earth will move up or down under the weight of a glacier.
Grade Level   11 12
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2014
This video demonstrates how we measure ice and glacier loss.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2000
"Gases trapped in ice cores show the dramatic impact that human activities have had on the planet since the Industrial Revolution. This graph, from the website accompanying the FRONTALINE/NOVA special """"""""What's Up with the Weather?-"""""""" reveals how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, and...
Grade Level   11 12
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Every year, we report on the melting and growth of Arctic sea ice, the vast sheath of frozen seawater floating on the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas. Much attention is focused on the area and extent of sea ice because it has been shrinking steadily. But there is another problem: as the ice...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2015
Have you experienced a thundersnow storm?  Most snow storms form when warm air moves into an area in the winter and rising warm air condenses to form snow.  If the warm air rises very quickly, the condensing moisture collides with existing particles in the cloud causing electrically charged areas....
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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Published in 2007
This DragonflyTV segment follows two girls in Juno, Alaska as they investigate glacier change and movement. They learn about the effect of climate change on glacier size and movement. Also available in Spanish.
Grade Level   4 5 6
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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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