National Science Foundation, WAIS Divide Ice Core
Video length: 8:43 minutes.Discuss this Resource»
Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
About Teaching Climate Literacy
Other materials addressing 5b
Other materials addressing 5c
Other materials addressing 6a
7.3 Environmental quality.
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.
Benchmarks for Science Literacy
Learn more about the Benchmarks
Notes From Our Reviewers
The CLEAN collection is hand-picked and rigorously reviewed for scientific accuracy and classroom effectiveness.
Read what our review team had to say about this resource below or learn more about
how CLEAN reviews teaching materials
Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
- Video would have to be combined with other curriculum materials.
- Includes several good visualizations on the role CO2 plays in the atmosphere in regards to greenhouse effect.
- Comprehensive, can be broken into segments.
- A good video to introduce climate change and how scientists develop climate models.
About the Science
- Presents how data from the ice core record from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) divide is helpful in predicting the future of our climate.
- Comments from expert scientist: This video contains good overviews of a number of topics relevant to teaching climate change. Namely: the use of ice cores to analyze historic climate; climate models (mentions validation with historic data); a little on the physics of greenhouse gases; and the impact of ocean uptake/release of CO2 on the climate.
About the Pedagogy
- Good examples are given of how evidence is gathered to produce climate models. Examples from long time cycles.
Have you used these materials with your students? Do you have insights to share with other educators about their use? Please share with the community by adding a comment below.
Please use this space only for discussion about teaching with these particular materials.
For more general discussion about teaching climate literacy please use our general discussion boards.
To report a problem or direct a comment to the CLEAN project team please use our feedback form (or the feedback link at the bottom of every page).
Off-topic posts will be deleted.