Lesson Plan

"Sea Level Rise"                      Climate Change: 4-6 Grade     

Students study a map of South Florida
NPS Photo


Using props, ice, building dioramas, maps and art, students will see how sea level rise is caused by melting ice-sheets (not by melting ice-bergs).


Our "Climate Change" unit is broken into three lesson plans, each taking 60 to 90 minutes to complete, and targeted mainly at fifth and sixth grade students. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit, though some lessons do refer to one another and are better done in sequence. However, each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources.


Check out these other lessons:


Lesson 1: Greenhouse Gasses

Lesson 2: Carbon Budget

See ancient Florida sealevels
Use a slideshow to see the difference between icebergs and ice sheets


Additional Resources



sea level, Antarctica, Greenland, ice sheet, ice berg