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The ice is melting – How can we investigate the effects of melting ice? | Teach with space PR13

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ESA / Education / Teachers' Corner

Languages: English teacher guide and student guideGerman teacher guide and student guideFrench teacher guide and student guide

Subjects: Science, Geography |

This set of four activities allows pupils to explore the impact that global warming and melting ice could have on sea levels. Pupils will learn the difference between land ice and sea ice, and consider why ice on Earth is melting. They will practically investigate the respective effects of the melting of land ice and sea ice.

Pupils will then design their own experiment to examine how the melting of ice results in a change in the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. Pupils will finish by learning about glaciers, and by looking at satellite images of a glacier to consider how much it has melted over a period of time. Through doing this, they will also begin to appreciate how we can use satellite images to monitor the Earth.

It is possible to teach each activity alone, or all four as a set.

Format: Teacher guide and student activities
Download English teacher guide and student guide
German teacher guide and student guide
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Age range: 8 – 12 years old

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