Navigators have been attempting to travel the famous Northwest Passage between mainland Canada and its islands for centuries but few have succeeded. The loss of Arctic ice as a result of global warming may allow ships to use this route more frequently. But the opening of the Northwest Passage is a worrying signal of changes that affect our entire planet.
This printable pack contains three ready-to-use activities suitable for use in school, with youth groups or at home:
– A scene-setting text linked to a mathematical investigation of sea-ice melt rates.
– A practical activity using a smartphone to model a satellite monitoring the extent of sea ice.
– Exploring real climate data to investigate the relationships between sea ice and ocean temperatures.