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The prospects for life on small islands

In this set of activities children learn about the causes and potential impacts of sea-level rise while developing working scientifically. They use data from satellites which observe the Earth and collect information as the basis of evidence for this.

Activities are:

  • reading a story about how rising sea levels affect children living on a small island, then changing the descriptions of the experiments in the story to instructions. 
  • modelling EO satellites by observing ice melting over time and mapping what they see from above
  • investigating the thermal expansion of water
  • exploring sea surface temperatures and sea level changes across the globe using a satellite data app

This resource has been provided by ESA (European Space Agency) as part of their Climate Change Initiative.

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