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In this lesson, students use geometry to investigate how the melting of all the ice in Antarctica would impact sea level rise.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students speculate how one could use geometry to calculate the water level produced by a melting block of ice placed on a classroom table.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students follow mathematical steps to answer the question "How much would sea levels rise if Antarctica melted?"

Step 3 - Inspire: Students explore the effects of sea level rise on coastal communities and the measures being taken to build resilience.

Grade 9-12
Subject Mathematics
Resource Type Lesson Plan