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NASA eClips: Our World: ICESat-2 - What Is Ice?

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

This 3-minute eClip video from Nasa's Our World series introduces students to the unique properties of water.

Video length is 2:58 min

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Teaching Tips

  • This video would serve as a good introduction or anchoring phenomenon for a larger unit about states of matter, or the earth system.
  • You will want to prepare a vocab sheet or something to pair with the video if it is not a part of a larger lesson.

About the Science

  • This video contains scientifically sound information about liquid water and water ice.
  • It discusses how the properties of water are important for supporting life on Earth and contribute to other things like Earth's climate.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • The 3-minute video includes a description and key words, but no lesson or teacher guide. Teachers may want to create their own discussion questions.
  • It does link to several websites for background information and activities.

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