With climate change and global warming, the Arctic Sea ice is melting at a faster rate than scientists once predicted. As ice melts from glaciers, ice bergs and sea ice, liquid water will be added to our seas, but will this result in rising sea levels? In this experiment we will test the idea that melting sea ice will result in rising sea levels.
Sea ice, like that which covers the Arctic Ocean, is floating ice on the sea. When ice cubes melt in a container of water, the amount of liquid water will increase. If ice is added to a container of water, what do you think will happen to the water level in that container as the ice cubes melt?
Activity: Ice_Melt_Sea_Rise <pdf download>