The crack in Antarctica's Larson C ice shelf has been growing for years. Has the speed of the rift's growth stayed about the same? increased? decreased? Do the math and discuss the implications.
The activity: ice-sheet-rift.pdf
CCSS: MP1, MP2, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, 8.F, HSF
For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of our data, computations, and chart, and solutions.
ice-sheet-rift.docx LarsonIceShelfCalving.xlsx ice-sheet-rift-solution.pdf
If you'd like a little more iceberg math ...
Alarming ice crack on Brunt Ice Sheet - Antarctica - At what rate is this crack growing and how large will this iceberg be when it breaks off?
Giant iceberg off of Newfoundland - Use the data supplied and estimation skills to gauge the volume of this iceberg. But wait! 90% of the berg is underwater and doesn't show in this picture. How huge is the iceberg really?