Investigating Sea Level Rise

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Find an explanation for the sea level rise. Pupils investigate the difference that melting land ice and sea ice have on the sea level. Groups create two models—one with ice on land and one with ice in the water. As the ice melts, teams record the effects on the water levels in the models.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Do a measurement activity to see how much water the ice displaces
  • Create an experiment to find out how much sea ice is required to have the same effect on the water level as one pound of land ice
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a way to have two amounts of equal size ice
  • Includes discussion questions and possible answers
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