North-Central Section - 42nd Annual Meeting (24–25 April 2008)

Paper No. 6
Presentation Time: 9:40 AM


LANDIS, Carol and HINTZ, Rachel, Education Outreach, Byrd Polar Research Center, 108 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210-1002,

"Flubber" offers a terrific simulation for the movement of glacial ice. It is inexpensive to make, stores well, and can be re-used. Students of all ages enjoy watching, measuring, and thinking about it.

This session will demonstrate activities that have been used with elementary, middle-, and high school classes, both in small groups and for whole-class demonstrations.

As the interest in ice sheets continues to build, leave Evansville with some activities that help to illustrate how glaciers move, and also provide a launch pad for student-driven investigations. With support from the National Science Foundation's Science and Technology Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), a set of inquiry-based activities has been developed that provide opportunities to address physical science and Earth science standards in your curriculum.