Exploring Earth: Rising Sea

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“Exploring Earth: Rising Sea” is a hands-on activity demonstrating ways to use topographical mapping techniques to track changes in sea level. The activity is connected to current NASA research. Together, participants and facilitators can discuss the effects of rising sea levels on coastal communities and the natural environment.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Geochemical Cycles
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth, Moon and Sun
      • Tides
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and the Environment


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



Funding Source:

  • NASA, NNX16AC67A