Thermohaline Circulation and Abrupt Climate Change: Greenland is Melting!

DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY Preview: Data from ice cores suggest that sometimes the Earth has undergone rapid changes in climate in as little as

Decoding Ice Cores: Using Direct Measurement to Analyze Earth’s Climate History

DOWNLOAD  Lab #1 DOWNLOAD LAB #2 VIDEO: What is a Proxy? Preview: Ice cores and tree rings are two ways that climate

Engineering Challenge: Designing a Portable Drilling Rig

Engineering Challenge: Designing a Portable Drilling Rig Download Activity (as a Google doc) Watch short video for teachers (5+ minutes) Most of

Decoding Ice Cores–Isotopic Analysis–How warm was the Earth in the past?

DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY PREVIEW: In this lab we will use 5-pennies to model water molecules sampled from each of  11 different “ice core

Decoding Ice Cores–Atmospheric Analysis–How much Carbon dioxide was in the atmosphere in the past?

DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY PREVIEW Ice cores provide climate scientists with evidence of past CO2 levels. Climate scientists can directly measure past atmospheric gases

All Educational Resources, Activities and Labs

All Resources, Activities and Labs This link takes you to the entire list of all activities and labs created by the Ice

Subglacial Lakes

Download Full Activity (To View correctly, open with Google Docs.)   Preview Students observe a subglacial lake model and measure changes in temperature,

Albedo: Measuring the Reflective Properties of Different Surfaces

DOWNLOAD FULL ACTIVITY Preview Students will measure the albedo and surface temperature of various ice mixtures and the changing properties as the

Meet the Scientists

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Recommended Reliable Resources

    Recommended Reliable Resources: Where do you go to find factual information based on scientific evidence? We have compiled a list

Polar Science and Engineering: Drilling Back Through Time

DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY  VIDEO: Polar Science and Engineering: Drilling Back Through Time Teacher Notes:  This activity is offered as a means of introducing

The Stink Test: Validating Resources

DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY–(To view it correctly, open with Google Docs.) ACTIVITY: Validating resources for middle school and high school students. Preview: In a time