Polar Ice Caps: Temperature, Melting Effects & Facts

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Polar ice caps are found _____.

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1. Polar ice caps help regulate sea level because they _____.

2. Earth's polar regions are colder because they _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the significance of polar ice cap melting and what is the impact of this phenomenon on sea levels? These are among the topics with which you will need to be familiar in order to answer the questions presented in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Where polar ice caps are found
  • How polar ice caps help regulate sea levels
  • Why Earth's polar regions are colder
  • Why it is important for polar ice caps to remain frozen
  • What scientists are observing about polar ice cover

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of melting polar ice caps and rising sea levels
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about polar regions in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the regulation of sea levels
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why polar regions are colder than other regions around the world

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Polar Ice Caps: Temperature, Melting Effects & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what a polar ice cap is
  • Relate why colder temperatures are found in polar regions
  • Describe the negative effects of melting polar ice caps
  • Discuss the importance of ice caps being frozen
  • Note disturbing changes found in polar ice caps and their implications
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