Thursday, July 13, 2017

Giant iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

The crack in Antarctica’s Larson C ice shelf has been growing for years.  Has the speed of the rift’s growth stayed about the same? increased? decreased?  Do the math and discuss the implications.

The activity:  ice-sheet-rift.pdf

CCSS: MP1, MP2, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, 8.F, HSF

For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of our data, computations, and chart, and solutions.

ice-sheet-rift.docx      LarsonIceShelfCalving.xlsx     ice-sheet-rift-solution.pdf

If you’d like a little more iceberg math …

Alarming ice crack on Brunt Ice Sheet – Antarctica –  At what rate is this crack growing and how large will this iceberg be when it breaks off?

Giant iceberg off of Newfoundland – Use the data supplied and estimation skills to gauge the volume of this iceberg. But wait! 90% of the berg is underwater and doesn’t show in this picture.  How huge is the iceberg really?


from Yummy Math

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