Wednesday, 31 January 2018

What happens when I raise the temperature?

We set up a simulation this week in Year 4 for Science.  We modelled Antarctica (with a rock covered in thick ice) in the Antarctic Ocean (water in a tank).  By increasing the temperature, we predicted that the ice would melt and the sea level would rise.  In fact, we discovered that the sea levels rose so much that Antarctica was submerged! 

We looked at real life data showing the increases in global temperatures and sea levels since the year 1870.  We then looked at the thoeretical model about what would happen if the polar ice caps melted.  Sadly, Cambridge and parts of London would be under water!

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