Iceberg Ahead!

In this activity children plan an investigation into factors affecting the melting of icebergs.

Description

Major plans were drawn up to transform a disused shipyard in Belfast into a dedicated heritage centre for RMS Titanic.  This activity uses this context to explore the changes that occur in the water cycle. Children plan an investigation into factors affecting the melting of icebergs and use their knowledge of icebergs to consider whether the sinking of the Titanic was avoidable. 

A task designed for CCEA (Northern Ireland) in line with the Revised Curriculum requirements for the World Around Us and Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities.

Learning Objective:

-    About factors that could affect the process of melting

Children will learn:

-    To plan the various stages of a whole investigation 

-    To apply knowledge of the water cycle and changes of state and properties of water

 

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Acknowledgements

These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.