In this activity, learners practice the steps involved in a scientific investigation while learning why ice formations on land (not those on water) will cause a rise in sea level upon melting. This activity relates to climate change, water displacement, and density and can be performed as a demonstration or in groups. This detailed lesson guide includes key vocabulary, background information for educators, an extension activity, and resources.


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