Where Have All the Glaciers Gone?

Lesson Plan Overview

Students will describe how climate change is affecting sea ice, vegetation, and glaciers in the Arctic region, explain how changes in the Arctic climate can produce global impacts, and will be able to provide three examples of such impacts. Students will also explain how a given impact resulting from climate change may be considered ‘positive’ as well as ‘negative’, and will be able to provide at least one example of each. Hands-on activity: Make a photocube showing changes in glaciers.

Source: NOAA
Subjects: Earth Science
Grades: 6-8

Literacy Principles:

OLP#1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.

OLP#2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth.

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

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