Watch the video and have students answer the questions about Earth's cryosphere.
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Located in the Arctic near the North Pole, Greenland is covered by a massive ice sheet three times the size of Texas and a mile deep on average. Greenland is warming almost twice as fast as Antarctica, which is causing the ice to melt and raise global sea levels.
Arctic sea ice is the cap of frozen seawater blanketing most of the Arctic Ocean and neighboring seas in wintertime. It follows seasonal patterns of thickening and melting. See how the quantity has changed from 1979 through 2018.
Students watch a video introducing the concept of albedo and answer questions.
Students will review the NASA Space Place video, "Tectonic Forces", and answer questions about tectonic plates.
Students will describe the changes in a newly-formed volcanic island over the first three years of its life.