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Sea ice from space

Sea ice from space - Investigating Arctic sea ice and its connection to climate

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In this activity you will do a hands-on activity to find out what happens ‘when the ocean freezes’. You will learn where in the world you can find sea ice and you will also analyse up-to-date satellite data about sea ice concentration in the Arctic. You will work like a real climate scientist!
This classroom resource is part of a set of resources developed by ESA’s Education Office in collaboration with ESEROs to support the Climate Detectives project.

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Keywords: Earth observation, sea ice, Arctic, climate, climate change, geography, science


• Printed worksheet or to be consulted in the computer
• Internet access
• 2 jars/cups of 250ml (approximately)
• Tray
• Salt
• Water
• Colouring food ( You can make your own colouring food; try to mixture red cabbage juice with backing soda and you get a blue color)