Mini Lesson/Activity

Observing Earth's Cryosphere: Student Activity


Watch the video and have students answer the questions about Earth's cryosphere.

Student Directions

Watch the video and have students answer the questions. Give them the questions before showing the video, so they know what to look for while watching.



  1. Review the various images of the Earth's Cryosphere.  Name at least three different forms of ice that are shown in the video.
  2. How does ice moderate temperatures on Earth?
  3. What missions are studying ice?
  4. What is happening to the annual sea ice minimum?
  5. Why does NASA study ice from space?


Teacher Note

Teachers, these mini lessons/student activities are perfect "warm up" tasks that can be used as a hook, bellringer, exit slip, etc.

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