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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Ice Cores

Fun Forces
Summary
Students will evaluate water ice balloons to reconstruct recent climate history by sorting different layers of evidence.
Overview
Topic: Climate Trends
Real World Science Topics:
  • A comparison of the ice balloon to an ice core taken from a glacier.
  • An understanding of how glaciologists remove ice cores from glaciers.
Objective
After completing this activity, students should have a better understanding of the way scientists study ice cores in order to learn the history of Earth's climate change.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 1 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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