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If All the Ice Melted

National Geographic staff, National Geographic

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Teaching Tips

  • 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.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Visually stunning.

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