Press release for students - How tall are the ice sheets?
From EGU -- By bouncing powerful radar beams from a satellite, a German team of scientists have created very detailed maps of how the height changes across the ice sheets.
Click here for a PDF of the full kid-friendly article with an image that can be printed as a student handout or viewed online. This article was published August 20, 2014. This is a kids version of the EGU article: 'Press Release: Highs and lows: height changes in the ice sheets mapped'
Planet Press is an initiative from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) aimed at getting kids (mainly 7-11 year olds), parents, and educators interested in and engaged with up to date scientific research and news. Each Planet Press is reviewed by a scientist and educator to ensure the content is scientifically accurate and that the language used is appropriate for the 7-11 age range. If you are an educator, these press releases can be used in the classroom to aid teaching about current subjects such as climate change or earthquakes and tsunamis, to make lessons more interesting and relevant by taking into account modern science and developments. To see previous Planet Press articles, visit: http://www.egu.eu/education/planet-press/articles/.