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Global Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

Lesson Plan Overview

Students will learn via experimentation that ice formations on land will cause a rise in sea level when they melt, whereas ice formations on water will not cause a rise in sea level when they melt. Students will learn that ice is less dense than water and that ice displaces water equal to the mass of the ice.

Source California Academy of Sciences
Subjects Earth Science Physical Science
Grades 3-5 6-8

Literacy Principles:

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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