List of all Cryosphere Mini Lessons

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Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8 , 9-12

Students will explore albedo, sea ice and the relationship between changing albedo and changing sea ice.

Grade Level: 6-8 , 9-12

Students will use the NASA Earth Observations analysis tool to explore changing albedo in the Arctic compared with other areas of Earth.

Explore the spatial patterns observed in meteorological data and learn how this information is used to predict weather and understand climate behavior. By observing patterns in data we can classify our observations and investigate underlying cause and effect relationships.

Grade Level: 6-8 , 9-12

This lesson connects day/night and seasonal cycles with albedo in the Arctic region.  Students will explore seasonal changes of albedo.

Grade Level: 6-8 , 9-12

The Earth's system is characterized by the interaction of processes that take place on molecular (very small) and planetary (very large) spatial scales, as well as on short and long time scales.

Students explore the effects of ice sheets on global sea level using NASA data. Using the resources provided, students collaborate and communicate their findings in a jig-saw activity format.

The advance-and-retreat cycle of snow cover drastically changes the whiteness and brightness of Earth. Using these two 2017 maps created using NASA satellite data, have students review the seasonal differences of snow and ice extent.