A teaching module by the EarthLabs section of the Science Education Resources Center (SERC), Carleton College, titled ‘Climate and the Cryosphere: Unit Overview’ that discusses the link between climate change and Earth’s cryosphere. This resource can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about climate change and the role of the cryosphere in determining the climate of the planet. This teaching module includes overview discussions and detailed classroom/laboratory activities on:
- Lab 1: Getting To Know The Cryosphere
- Earth’s Frozen Oceans
- Land Ice
- Climate History and the Cryosphere
- Evidence of Recent Change
- Future of the Cryosphere
Students will learn about the role of the cryosphere in determining the climate of planet Earth. They will also learn how climate change impacts the cryosphere.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- How does climate change impact the cryosphere?
- What is the role of the cryosphere in determining the climate of planet Earth?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Climate and the Cryosphere: Unit Overview|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate Change Overview, Cryosphere, Glaciers, Albedo, Milankovitch Cycles, Glacial-Interglacial Cycles|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Cryosphere|
|Type of tool||Teaching Module|
|Hosted at||EarthLabs section of the Science Education Resources Center (SERC), Carleton College|