Glaciologists study the properties of ice and snow by collecting samples and conducting research on their changes over time.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a Glaciologist is like.
One way glaciologists study glaciers is with ice cores.
STEP 1: Watch this video to learn what an ice core is and how scientists use them:
STEP 2: Make your own ice core! All you need is a plastic container and 3 different materials like rice, cereal, and raisins. Add the materials in varying amounts into the plastic container.
STEP 3: Now the hard part – how does this model an ice core?! What could each of the 3 materials represent? How does this show what a real ice core shows?
Post a picture of your ice core and your answers to step 3 in the Student Showcase to build your resume!