Siemens STEM Day: Ice Cores

In this activity, students will evaluate water ice balloons to reconstruct recent climate history by sorting different layers of evidence.

TOPIC
Climate Trends

OBJECTIVE
After completing this activity, students should have a better understanding of the way scientists study ice cores in order to learn the history of Earth’s climate change.

 

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The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education have partnered to create Siemens STEM Day, a beloved K-12 STEM program that offers an extensive library of free, standards-aligned activities that bring science, technology, engineering, and math to life inside and outside the classroom. These resources have been specifically designed to be easy to implement for educators, parents, Siemens employees, and community volunteers while remaining hands-on and engaging for students in all grades. Additionally, Siemens STEM Day offers dynamic career profile videos, educator resources, employee training, and an annual sweepstakes to make for endless possibilities for engaging in STEM.


Science Topics
Climate Change, Geology
K-6, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
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