Sea Level Rise

In this activity, students will learn the difference between sea ice and glaciers in relation to sea level rise. They will create and explore topographic maps as a means of studying sea level rise and how it will affect Alaska's coastline.

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Geophysical Institute of University of Fairbanks
Activity takes 2 to 3 class periods. Additional materials are needed including access to a freezer and water.

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Well-organized and laid out for easy use by teachers and students. Lesson flows very smoothly through the different activities.

The DVD maps and photos of activity are provided. DVD is not embedded in lesson; it is included at: or can be purchased for about $20.

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