What if the Ice Shelves Melted?

This activity is a hands-on guided inquiry activity designed to highlight the role of an ice shelf on slowing the movement of continental ice sheets in Antarctica. Students build a model of Antarctica and both continental glaciers and ice shelves using paper models of the land and slime for glaciers and ice. Students use their model to explore the impact of recent and potential ice shelf melting and break-up.

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LuAnn Dahlman
Activity takes one to two hours.

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The teacher guide, leader notes in this case, for all the Andrill activities is housed at a separate site: http://www.andrill.org/flexhibit/flexhibit/materials/activities/Leader_N.... Teacher materials a little on the sketchy side. Students should have no problem following their clear and well-written directions.

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