Items Tagged as "climate change"

Earth System: Ice and Global Warming

Summary:
This video segment adapted from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center details how global warming may already be responsible for a significant reduction in glacial ice, which may in turn have significant consequences for the planet.

Losing Permafrost in Alaska

Subjects: Ecology, Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This video adapted from Spanner Films describes the effects of changes to permafrost, the frozen layer of soil and ice that underlies much of Alaska, caused by a warming climate.

Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2: A Record of Climate Change

Subjects: Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
Using images and graphs, this interactive resource illustrates scientists' efforts to study Earth's climatic history for the last 250,000 years by drilling into the Greenland Ice Sheet and examining ice cores.

Mountain of Ice: If the Ice Melts

Subjects: Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This interactive resource adapted from NOVA Online features a collection of images that show what would happen to selected coastlines around the world if the Antarctic Ice Sheet melted.

Documenting Glacial Change

Summary:
This collection of comparative glacier images adapted from the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows substantial changes in five Alaskan glacier positions over periods of 60 to 100 years.

Arctic Sea Ice Satellite Observations

Subjects: Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
In this interactive activity produced for Teachers' Domain, learn how Arctic sea ice has changed over the past 25 years in terms of maximum winter extent, concentration, and the timing of breakup each spring.


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