Impacts of Change in Glacier Ice

This is a five-activity module that explores the evidence for and impacts of melting glacial ice, with resources from major institutions and scientists who study glaciers -- primarily in Arctic areas. The suite of activities includes both glaciers and melting ice, as well as the impact of melt water downstream. Each activity follows the 5E model of Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration, and Evaluation.

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Alaska Sea Grant
Entire module takes 9 to 11 days, but activities can be done in chunks. Additional materials necessary.

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Requires computer with internet access.
All the links except the following are working as of March 2011: Journey to Alaska's Glaciers: Webquest to Explore How Glaciers Shape the Land. Replacement link is: This is a suggested resource for Activity 2A.
Full material lists are provided.

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