If All the Ice Melted
National Geographic staff, National Geographic
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Middle School: 7 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts, 3 Science and Engineering Practices
High School: 5 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts, 3 Science and Engineering Practices
Middle school through college
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- Educators should definitely include the resources found in the tabbed sections at the top of the page.
- Students may find the one-shot 216-foot rise either too large and too distant in time to bother about, or apocalyptic. Good point for jumping off into discussion.
About the Science
- The timeline for this event is rather vague: "probably more than 5,000 years, some scientists say".
About the Pedagogy
- The interactive itself is composed of three parts: the maps, a timeline, and scenarios for students that display rising seas based on four different models.
- Tabs on the menu bar at the top of the map provide additional information and visuals that greatly enhance the use of this resource and include scenarios for a less-distant future, as well as compelling photos of recent storms Katrina and Sandy.