Leigh Stearns


University of Kansas Main Campus

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Course Modules (5)

Unit 3: Warm with a Chance of Melting part of Ice and Sea Level Changes
How are recent air temperature trends influencing Greenland's ice mass? Are ice mass changes in Greenland spatially and temporally uniform? In this unit, students use atmospheric and geodetic data (GRACE, ...

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Activities (2)

Modeling Glacier Dynamics with Flubber part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
We created a hands-on activity for middle and high school students that describes glacier mass balance in a changing climate. The students make a glacier using glue, water and detergent ("flubber") and ...

Rapid changes in Greenland outlet glaciers part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
I've designed a website to educate students and teachers about how glaciers flow, how they are changing, and why these changes are important to us.

Conference Presentations (2)

GeoGradApp Workshops: increasing self-efficacy and elucidating the graduate school application process part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Poster Sessions:Monday Poster Session
Navigating through higher education can be tricky, and applying to graduate school is often a confusing and stressful time for people of all backgrounds. This career stage is especially challenging for first- ...

Teaching glacier dynamics through online visualizations part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
A major contribution to global sea level rise is the increased melting of land-based ice, such as glaciers and ice sheets. The objective of this project is to improve understanding of the physical processes ...

Other Contribution (1)

Instructor Materials Overview of the Ice and Sea Level Changes Module part of Ice and Sea Level Changes
Module Goals Students will interpret geodetic data to assess spatial patterns and causes of ice mass loss. Students will evaluate the impact of ice sheet mass change on global and regional sea level and consider ...