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The Big Meltdown

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Explore the world (our world) of melting ice caps. Why are these caps melting? What is the effect of melting ice caps? Dive into the ever-present issue of global warming with a resource that has learners looking at data and participating in an experiment that models how melting ice caps relate to rising sea levels.

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  • Research the opposing side's viewpoint of this subject, and hold a class debate
Classroom Considerations
  • Acquire the experimental materials ahead of time
  • The math formula portion may prove too difficult for younger learners; modify the lesson as necessary
  • Lesson comes with maps and images to support the claim of climate change and show data of changing sea levels
  • Quick and easy to implement
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