Extreme Ice

This activity students through the ways scientists monitor changes in Earth's glaciers, ice caps, and ice sheets. Students investigate about glacier locations, glacial movement, and impacts of climate change on glaciers depending on the depth of research. It is linked to 2009 PBS Nova program entitled Extreme Ice.

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Margy Kuntz
PBS Teachers
Activity takes two to three 45-minute lesson periods plus time for presentations. Computers with internet access are useful.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

If Internet access is not available for all students, the initial readings can be printed and distributed.

Some of the links are broken within the activity, yet those sites still exist at the links below.
World Glacier Inventory: http://nsidc.org/data/glacier_inventory/
All About Glaciers: http://nsidc.org/glaciers/

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