Sea Level: Ice Volume Changes

In this lesson, students identify the relationship between global climate change and Earth's ice volume and sea level. They also interpret climatic history through examining the characteristics and relative ages of layers of ice in an ice core sample.

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Texas A&M University Ocean Drilling Distance Learning Program

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Students are asked to freeze and refreeze a model ice core over a series of days, so access to a freezer is a must to do that particular part of the activity.

Educators need to find alternate images for Exercise 3.

A quick tour of the Arctic and Antarctic regions would set the stage and give a context for students' learning experiences.

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