Why are the Glaciers Melting?

Part of the Polar Climate Change Lesson Plans Curriculum Collection.

This unit is designed for sixth grade students. The unit covers the carbon cycle, greenhouse effect, the impact of glacial melting on thermohaline circulation and sea level rise, and feedback mechanisms. Students will learn about anthropogenic causes of climate change and calculate their carbon footprint. The unit incorporates polar regions into various activities, including the issues and impacts of climate change associated with the melting glaciers in polar regions.