Educator Resources

In Archived in Ice, a scientist travels to the Quelccaya ice cap in the Peruvian Andes to core a cylinder of 1,500-year-old ice, and discover the region’s climatic past.

This feature story is an illustration of the process of science because it shows how scientists formulate a hypothesis and then conduct an experiment to test their predictions based on that hypothesis. (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.