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Sea Level Rise

What is causing the sea level to rise? What is thermal expansion? How does the rising sea level affect me? My community?

Ocean water on sidewalk where boy with scooter standsStudents will be able to describe how the sea level is rising. Students will understand sea level rise impacts the globe and their community. Students will be able to actively engage with the Adapting to Rising Tides map to see how sea level affects different areas of the region.

Students often feel that climate change and the resulting effects, like sea level rise, are too big for people to understand how it affects them personally. Today, they’re going to explore how sea level rise affects them and their community.

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