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Activity 4 - How Rising and Falling Sea Levels Modify the Landscape


Use the resources listed below to help you complete this activity.

 

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:


How Rising and Falling Sea Levels Modify the Landscape

"Geological History of Cape Cod" - USGS
Revies geological history of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Link "Glacial Cape Cod" contains text and maps that explain the role of the Laurentide ice sheet in developing the Cape.

"Geology of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve" - National Park Service
Site discusses what North America was like during the last ice age, with a focus on the Bering Strait land bridge and the path plants and animals (including humans) may have taken from Asia to North America. Includes color maps.

"The Chesapeake Bay: Geologic Product of Rising Sea Level" - USGS Fact Sheet 102-98
This fact sheet discusses the geological history of the Chesapeake Bay, which is essentially a river valley that was drowned when the Pleistocene ice sheets melted.

 

Inquiring Further:


To learn more about "lost continents", visit the following web sites:

"The Story of Atlantis" - The Active Mind
Read the story behind the "lost city" of Atlantis.

Lost Continent of Atlantis: Myth or Reality - Andreea Haktanir

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Last updated: May 11, 2010


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