Activity 6: Sea level rise

Dr. Cecilia Scorza and Moritz Stähle
Status: Mar 2023

The rise of the sea level has different causes: Above all, melting ice masses on land and the thermal expansion of water contribute to it - melting icebergs, on the other hand, (almost) do not!

With the two experiments of this activity these phenomena can be worked out:

  1. Part: Is sea level rising due to melting icebergs?
  2. Part: Is sea level rising due to warming water?
physics, geography
5th Grade and higher


More materials like h5p-study units, videos and animations with Module - Consequences of climate change.

    Ausgearbeitete Lerneinheiten:



    Video 1. Partial experiment: Melting Ice

    Video 2. Partial experiment: Thermal expansion

    Technical questions and didactic comments