In this set of activities, students will discover the important role Arctic sea ice plays in the Earth’s climate system. The activities are set in the context of the Northwest Passage.

Subjects: Geography, Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry

Age range: 11–14 years old

Type: reading, mathematical modelling, data analysis; discussion

Complexity: medium to high

Lesson time required: 4 hours

Includes the use of: Internet, spreadsheet software

Downloadable: ESA CCI Education Resource Pack_A passage opens.pdf