Where Have All the Glaciers Gone?

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In this activity, students examine images of alpine glaciers to develop an understanding of how glaciers respond to climate change. They record, discuss, and interpret their observations. They consider explanations for changes in the size and position of glaciers from around the world. They develop an understanding that the melting (retreat) of glaciers is occurring simultaneously on different continents around the world, and, thus, they represent evidence of global climate change.

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS3-5   Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.