In Shrinking Glaciers: A Chronology of Climate Change, a team of scientists visit the site of an ice age glacier in New Zealand to investigate climate change in the past.
This feature can be used to illustrate the process of science. It shows scientists collecting data that provides information about the rate at which glaciers moved in the past. They use this evidence to construct an argument about the link between atmospheric carbon dioxide and the movement of glaciers. (Read more about The Scientific Process.)
This Classroom Discussion Activity can be used to connect your students to the process of science, highlight overarching scientific themes, and enhance comprehension of the story.