Climate History and the Cryosphere

This teaching activity is an introduction to how ice cores from the cryosphere are used as indicators and record-keepers of climate change as well as how climate change will affect the cryosphere.

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Erin Barder
TERC
Activity takes two 2-hour lab sessions.

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Classroom discussion and collaboration among students will help implement the detailed activity.

The graph of CO2 and temperature from ice-cores could be used as a discussion point or a think-pair-share opportunity.

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