Teacher’s Questions for Watching Our Seas Rise

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. Does sea level hold steady, or does it rise and fall? In the past few hundred years, do you think it has risen overall, or fallen overall?
  2. Can you think of a few reasons why sea level would rise or fall over hundreds of years?

During reading:

  1. Describe the Jason-2 satellite: Where does it operate, what does it do and how does it do this.
  2. Explain two reasons why sea level is rising.
  3. According to Jason-2’s data, how much is sea level currently rising each year?
  4. Wh...

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