Ice Cores: Unlocking Past Climates presents what we know and how we know about the earth’s climate with a set of five video learning modules and companion curricular resources.
The lessons begin by clarifying the difference between weather and climate; proceed to give us a closer look at glaciers and the records they hold of climatic events over extraordinarily long periods of time and show how scientists collect and study glacial ice cores to trace climate history.
Students are drawn into hands-on, minds-on investigations in each learning modules.
Ice Cores Videos
Ice Cores: Stories in Ice
Through examining ice cores, scientists can observe and record past climate conditions without having lived in those conditions.
The ways tree rings and glaciers reveal past events and record time.
In this lesson students will learn how an ice core provides a record of past climates. Students will create a timeline of their life experiences, analyze model glacier data, and create an ice core diagram of the Dust Bowl years.