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									Fun glaciology ideas for kids


Here at AWI Bremerhaven, we have some nice games for kids on our AWI
home page. Unfortunately, the description is available on in German.
Nevertheless, have a look.

http://www.awi.de/en/discover/click_learn/interactive/glaciology_for_beginn
ers/

The science museum in Oslo has a nice list of glaciology experiments, which
you can
find here:
http://www.polararet.no/filearchive/undervisningsopplegg.pdf
(the original link to the pdf file is here:
http://www.polararet.no/artikler/2007/1172256216.42)
The more observant amongst you may have noticed that it's in Norwegian, but
there are
lots of free online translators that can solve that problem.

Number 5 is a good one to do - compare the Arctic and Antarctic ice masses.
Put some ice in a bowl of water, and see how the water level changes as it
melts.
Put some ice on a block in a bowl of water, and see how the water level
changes here
(you can use hot water to speed things up).

The glacier museum in Norway has an exhibit that shows pressure melting
(also number 6 in the document above).
Get a large chunk of ice from your nearest glacier. Hang a thing copper
wire over
it with a weight attached. In three hours the wire should almost pass
through.

 Miriam Jackson
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The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) has developed a
lot of great activities .. I copy this to their K-12 outreach
coordinator. Their main link with activities is here:
https://www.cresis.ku.edu/education/iceicebaby.html

There are also a bunch of 'tried and tested' ideas on the IPY
Educators pages, though not all glaciology:
http://www.ipy.org/index.php?/ipy/audience/C27/

Specifically these are hands-on activities:
http://www.ipy.org/index.php?/ipy/detail/polar_classroom_activities/

as well as these ones from our IPY 'Ice Sheets' Day (scroll to the
bottom for more activities):
http://www.ipy.org/index.php?/ipy/detail/ice_sheets_educators

								
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