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Sea Level Rise

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Article
  • Interactive Media
  • Data

Regional Focus

Global

The Future of Sea Level Rise

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Synopsis
  • In this article, students will learn about the extent that sea levels are rising, future forecasts, how sea level rise is measured, and the impacts of increasing sea levels on the planet.
  • The article includes interactive maps of sea level rise forecasts and ice mass loss over time.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This is an easy-to-follow article with clear headings and information.
  • There are links to articles with more detailed information about the subtopics.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be able to read and interpret simple line graphs.
  • Students should have a basic understanding of global warming and its impacts on our environment.

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Scientist Notes
The resource outlines ice sheets' melt, the causes and forecast of sea level rise, flooding risk, and future projections using ICESat-2. Students can explore different cities that ICESat-2 covers to gain understanding on the rate of change. Recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • 6-8.RST.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 6.ESS3.3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • 6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
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