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Sea Level Investigation

This morning in Year 6, we have been investigating whether or not the type of ice (sea ice or ice sheets/land ice) make a difference to the sea level when they melt.


Here are the containers when they were set up. Container 1 represents the land ice (Greenland and Antarctica) and Container 2 represents the sea ice (most of the Arctic)

Write a conclusion and explanation for these changes – answering the questions: 

– What happened to the water levels in the different containers? Why?

– What happened to the ice? Why?

– What does this mean  – which area has the greatest global impact on sea levels – Greenland & Antarctica or the Arctic? Why?

42 thoughts on “Sea Level Investigation

  1. What we saw was that both sea levels rose in both Arctic and Antarctic . This was because of the ice melting but the difference was that In the Arctic 🥶🗻the ice is made out of the sea water meaning the sea level will rise more rapidly.

    However in the Antarctic the sea level did rise because of displacement( when the ice melts and it takes a long period of time and then travels to the ocean). In the end we realised both sea levels rose and the happened because of the ice melting and being displaced in to the ocean.

    If global warming continues; both Arctic and Antarctic ice could melt and the sea level will rise meaning animals will lose there habitats. If the sea level rises some places around the world 🌍 could possibly end up flooding and eventually going under water.

    Uthmaan 🤯🥶😱
    Rebecca

  2. Both of the sea levels rose in both of the regions(Arctic and Antarctica).

    The water in the Arctic displaced into the container faster as it was in the water so this resulted in the sea level rising much faster and more effectively which in a real life case may cause many catastrophic floods.

    On the other hand the water in the Antarctic firstly displaced onto the surface of the land then gradually into the water so it is a slower process.

    By Ridwan and Marcel😜😎👍

  3. The concept of this experiment was to identify and investigate the effects and impact of ice melting on land and in the sea.

    From carrying out this experiment, we have learnt that when considering both regions (Arctic and Antarctic regions) the sea levels rose in the two regions. However, the sea level rose more rapidly in the Arctic because the ice melted in the sea.

    When experimenting the Antarctic region( through the idea of displacement), the sea levels rose quite slowly and gradually because the ice stayed on land at the start until it was displaced into the sea, as a result of ice melting.

    Furthermore, from this experiment we have understood the concept of sea levels rising in both polar regions due to climate change and global warming.

    By Zeinab K and Ilhan.

  4. The aim of this experiment was to identify the impact of the ice melting on land and in the sea.
    In conclusion,I found out that both Arctic and Antarctic’s ice melted and both sea levels rose.The Arctic sea levels rose quicker than the Antarctic sea levels as the ice in the melted quicker.This was because the Artic’s ice was not on land it was in the water so it melted quicker.

    However, the Antarctic ice melted gradually because the ice was on top of the land to begin with but over time the ice was displaced due to more ice melting.This is mainly because of global warming.

    Overall,from this experiment I can understand that if the planet’s temperature continues to get warmer both polar regions will melt.

  5. 1) The arctic changed from ice to water because the water caused it to melt whereas the Antarctic ice did not melt because the Antarctic is filled with ice.
    2)In the Arctic the ice melted because the water overtook the ice which caused the ice to melt however, in the Antarctic the ice stayed like it was firstly because the Antarctic could not melt the ice.
    3)We think the ice in the arctic melted quickly and the ice dissolved but in the Antarctic the ice did not melt because the ice was more suitable than the artic ice the Antarctic ice is really hard and will not break whereas in the arctic the ice is fragile and will break really easily.

    By Rayhaan🤑😎 And Sediqa😇😇

  6. The aim of this experiment was to identify the impact of ice melting on land and in the sea.From carrying out the experiment we identified that the ice which was in both of the containers had melted and the sea level rose more rapidly in the Arctic as the ice melted straight into the sea however with the Antarctic the sea level rose to 550ml as the ice at the beginning was 500ml and it increased by 50ml.Overall, we have learnt that the sea levels have increased in both of the polar regions (Antarctica and Arctic) this has happened because of climate change.

    By Miral,Leila and Sania Z

  7. Conclusion:
    The aim of our learning was to see if the type of ice would make a difference in the impact on our ocean.

    In the end both Arctic and Antarctic sea level rose.
    The Arctic’s ice was in the water so it melted and this resulted in the sea level
    rising. The Antarctic’s ice was on land , when the ice melted it caused displacement ,which caused the sea level to rise as well.

    Overall, the type of ice dosen’t make a difference because both of the ice types melt. This is mainly because of global warming.

    From Saniya and Michelle.

  8. The aim of this experiment was to identify the impact of ice and how it would affect the sea.
    The sea level rose in both the arctic and the antarctic.The sea level rose quickly in arctic than it rose in antarctic,as the ice melted straight onto sea.However,in Antarctic,the sea level rose gradually because the ice melted on land to begin with, then later was displaced onto sea.
    The experiment that we carried out was to understand how climate change would effect the polar regions.From this experiment,we gained that the sea level increased in both arctic and Antarctic,as the ice melted.
    By Abdur-Rahim,Tairelle nad Aisha

  9. In both Arctic and Antarctic regions, the sea level rose.
    But, the sea level rose faster in the Arctic region because the ice melted directly into the sea.
    However, through the idea of displacement, the sea level rose gradually in the Antarctic as the ice was placed on land to begin with until it was later displaced into the sea.
    Overall, from this experiment we have understood sea levels will rise in both polar regions because of global warming.

    By Aisha K and Faheem.

  10. What we saw during our experiment was the displacement of Artic sea ice resulting in a rapid increase of water whereas the Antarctic increased at a slower rate.
    This is because the sea ice can just melt straight into the sea, rising the water level however the Artic had to melt on the tin before reaching the sea. The experiment we carried out was a representation of the real Artic and Antarctic and the massive impact global warming has on them.
    Overall, we can deduce that sea levels from both areas are increasing rapidly but the fastest to melt would be the Artic.

  11. When carrying this experiment out we found both the Antarctic and the arctic sea levels rose because of melting.
    However, Antarctica took a longer time for the ice to melt because the ice was on land rather than in the sea. This means the ice has been displaced and moved in the sea when it melted.

    By Sophia~Andreea

  12. The aim of this experiment was to identify the impact of ice melting on land and the ice melting on the sea.The sea level rose in both the arctic and Antarctic however the sea level rose more quicker as the ice was already in the sea causing more water in the arctic.

    Later on the ice in the antarctic melted and water came from the ice into the Antarctic so as a result of this the arctic and Antarctic had the same amount of water inside.

    Overall,from this experiment I can see that the sea levels can rise in both polar regions due to climate change.

    By Ismail And Hargun🤑😎😜

  13. Conclusion: it turns out that my conclusion was correct as the land water did melt onto land but also melted in the water as the land couldn’t air as much water so the only option is to go in the water.

  14. Re do
    The one which was Greenland and Antarctica was 610ml where as the one for the Arctic was just 600ml this was because the one for the Greenland one had ice cubes on land which melted and increased water level.The Arctic one decreased because the ice cubes were in the water which didn’t make as much as a cause.The Greenland one had more of an impact because it had ice cubes on land and if it melts the can will make small rain drops of left overs from the water.This means that land water causes more of an effect of sea level because in our results we found out that the land one was 610ml where as the Arctic one was just 600ml.

  15. In the container representing The Arctic(sea ice)(510ml) there was less water than the container representing The Antarctic (land ice) (610ml). This was because the land ice melted quickly and displaced the water. So it’s level rose. The ice melted because it was kept on room temperature and so it melted. So, this shows that there would be a bigger impact if the Antarctic ice melted rather than that of the Arctic.

  16. In the container with the sea ice didn’t rise but the land ice rose up to 610ml from 500ml which was surprising.I thought that the sea ice would rise instead but then it turned out to be that the land ice melted and rose the water level. Global warming would more likely impact the Antarctic instead is the Arctic which means the ice old have been displaced.The ice on the top of the can might have slipped off and landed in the water.

  17. The first container was originally on 500ml and with the cubes melting it didn’t push any water up whereas the second container pushed water because when new water comes it goes to the bottom and pushes old water up.The ice melted because the room was warm which melted the ice.The greatest impact was Greenland and Antarctic because when new water comes it pushes the one that was at the bottom at the top,which impacted the sea levels and made the water rise.

  18. 1)the sea ice (container 1)has gone up to 510ml and the land ice(container 2) has gone up to 610ml and both started of from 500ml.
    2)The ice melted and turned into water because if you leave ice for to long it turns into water.
    3)it would be a disaster if Greenland and the Antarctic melted because it has changed the water level from 500ml-610ml which is a massive difference.

  19. The water level for the one without the ice on the container didn’t go much higher and the one with ice on the container had a higher water level. The ice melted. There is a difference between the arctic and Antarctic because after the ice had melted Antarctic’s water level was 610ml and The Arctic’s water level was just 510ml. The one where it had ice on the container (Antarctic) was higher because the ice when it didn’t melt was not part of the water level as the other one was because it was in the water.

  20. 1.) I conclude that in the Greenland and Antarctic container it has risen from 500 mili litres to 610 mili litres but the sea ice hasn’t changed much at all because it was 500 mili litres but now it’s 510 mili litres so the sea levels had only risen
    2.) In both containers the ice has melted .
    3.) There is a difference between both containers because both sea levels have risen from 500 to 510 ml for the first container and 610 ml which means that the difference between both containers are 100 ml .
    4.) I think the sea levels have risen because in the land ice container the water is dripping on to the sea but in the second container it hasn’t because it’s directly in the water so it hasn’t made much difference .

  21. In container 1 (land ice), the water rised up. First it was 500ml now it is 600ml. In container 2 (sea ice), the water stayed the same. This happened because the ice has water in it and it melted. I think that Greenland & Antarctica has the greatest global impact on sea levels because it rose.

    Sheza 👻

  22. The water levels both went higher but the ice on land made a bigger impact.All of the ice melted. The original amount of water was 500ml,The ice that was already in the water(Sea ice) made the water amount turn to 510ml but the Ice not in the water(land ice)made the amount 610ml,so it was more.Land ice has a bigger impact on sea levels so Greenland and Antarctica make a bigger difference.

    -Alicia.

  23. The water level on the first one stayed the same where as on the second had risen
    Because even though it melted it was already in the water.So global warming would have more effect on the land ice then than on water ice if they were displaced.It melted because it wasn’t in a cold environment which made it melt.
    Antarctica has more effect because it is land ice and concluding from our experiment that’s true.

  24. The original water level for a both of the them was 500ml but since the ice melted,the water level for the sea ice rose to 510ml and the water level for the land ice rose to 610ml . The ice for the sea ice melted faster as it was in the water but the ice in the land ice took longer for the ice to be displaced by the water. Global warming is making the ice in the Arctic melt faster but in the Antarctic/Greenland the ice is melting a little slower.

  25. Both of the ice meltied but the sea ice was 510ml and the land ice was 610ml and the both started at 500ml and the land ice was more because the land ice is not frozen water and comes from ice.The ice had melted always as it would have.Greenland and Antarctica will have a bigger sea rise that the arctic because the sea ice(part of the arctic)is frozen parts of the sea and it will melt and will be the same or a little rise(like from 500ml to 520ml)so that is little bigger.This means that land ice(part of Greenland and Antarctica)have a greater global impact on the planet earth and make a very higher sea level rise(such as from 500ml to 610ml).

  26. The greatest impact for the sea was the Greenland one and Antarctica one because it was 610ml where as the one for the Arctic was 600ml because of the ice cubes

  27. 1) the water levels have raised by the normal water was 500ml then the sea ice went to 510ml and the land ice was 610.
    2) it has dissolved into the water.
    3) yes there is a difference between the artic sea ice and the Antarctic/Greenland land ice is that the Antarctic/Greenland ice when put into the water rises.
    4) because when you put a ice cube into 1 jug/bottle and they both have the same amount of water then when the ice cub will obviously rise.

  28. The water levels have changed massively because container 1 and container 2 were both at 500ml to start with. (At sea level) But they have both rose higher. Sea ice is now at 510ml. The sea ice has rose up by 10ml. Land ice is now at 610ml. It has rose 110ml higher and 100ml higher than sea ice. Both of the ice have melt. There is a big difference between the 2 containers because container 2 has a much higher water level. This could be in a real life situation and maybe because of global warming which is really harmful towards our planet. We can definitely see that there is a huge difference between what we had to start with and what we have now with the 2 containers! 😯

  29. In the land ice the water has gone up because the ice has melted which makes the water level rise . In the sea ice nothing happened and it has only just stayed the same . Also the land ice has gone up to 610ml . The ice in the land ice has melted because it is really warm inside of the classroom which has made the ice melt and the se pa level rise . There is a difference which is that the land ice the sea level has raised and the sea ice it has stayed the same . Also at the very end the sea ice is 510ml and the land ice is now 610ml. The ice has melted because the classroom is warm and if the classroom was cold but not that cold at the same time , the ice would have melted much more slower and if it was really hot it would at least melt in like 5 minutes . Also if the classroom was ice the sea would of melted much more faster .

  30. When ice melts off land it has a much bigger impact on the sea because the ice that is all ready in the sea when that melts it go’s up a little bit but when ice is on land and it melts because it is not in the sea it drops in the sea and then the sea level go’s up then the city flood because there is too much water in the sea

  31. In the the first container the sea rose up by 10 but the second rose up by 110.The ice has melted.There is difference because the sea ice had already melted but the land ice took long time to melt of the water.It happened because of global warming when it melts it took less space but the land displaced the water to go up so the water levels rose up and the ice melted.

  32. The one with ice on the land caused more higher sea levels because it was on land and didn’t already take up space, whereas the one with ice already in it didn’t go that much higher because it already took up lots of space so when it melted not much happened to it.
    The ice melted because of the warmth.
    There is a difference between them because the Antarctic is causing more sea levels to rise than the arctic. This is not good because it will ruin the habitat for the polar region animals.If this happens then the animals may become extinct because the ice will melt.

  33. The sea ice has not gone up a lot however,the land ice has gone up more.The sea ice melted faster than the land ice.This happened because land is dry and sea is basically water.The Greenland ice is less watery than the Arctic ice because the Arctic ice is in sea whereas,Greenland Ice is on land.

  34. The water levels have rose because the ice has melted due the amount of heat/global warming in the planet. The ice has melted becuase it wasn’t kept cold it was just out in the class room in a room temperature heat. The one that had the most impact from global warming was the Antarctica/Greenland(land ice) becuase it started at 500ml and now it it 610ml, this is becuase it was out of the water and more vulnerable to heat/global warming.

  35. My conclusion is that land ice will make the sea levels rise more because the ice that is already in the ocean will just rise it to normal sea levels and land ice will slip in and cause them to rise even more because it is going in the water and therefore the sea levels will rise if land ice melts sea levels will begin to rise rapidly

  36. In conclusion,the water levels have rised.The Antarctic/Greenland’s water levels have rised more than the Arctic.The ice has melted and caused the The land ice to rise more and the sea ice has rised a bit.This means that if you have land ice it will make the sea level rise even more than the sea ice.The sea ice has rised from 500ml to 510ml and the land ice has rised from 500ml to 610ml.There is a difference between the Arctic sea and the Antarctic/Greenland land ice example because the sea level in the land ice has rised more than the sea ice.This might be because as the ice cubes in the sea ice were already in the see,then the land ice cubes would melt more and cause the sea level to rise a bit more because the ice cubes were not already in the water like the cubes which were in the sea ice.

  37. The one which was representing the Greenland increased more but the Arctic decreased down.This happened because the one in the green land was on land which melted more and some drops of water were falling of the can where as the one ☝️ which was representing the Arctic decreased because the ice cubes were in the sea which didn’t increase as much as the Greenland 🇬🇱 one.The ice for the Greenland one melted quickly because it was on land but the one for the Arctic took longer because it was In the water 💦.

  38. In the Antarctic there was a lot of Ice to represent the sheets and glaciers and in the Arctic there was a lot of water to represent the Arctic Ocean and global warming.

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