Melting Sea Ice

This activity uses a mix of multimedia resources and hands-on activities to support a storyline of investigation into melting sea ice. The lesson begins with a group viewing of a video designed to get students to consider both the local and global effects of climate change. The class then divides into small groups for inquiry activities on related topics followed by a presentation of the findings to the entire class. A final class discussion reveals a more complex understanding of both the local and global impacts of melting sea ice.

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WGBH Educational Foundation Teachers' Domain
Activity takes two to three class periods depending on the number of supporting resources used. Requires multiple computer stations and additional materials.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Activity is technology heavy - teachers need access to several computers in the classroom or ability for students to watch videos on their own.