New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_D47_NiG7
Buildup of snow and ice at the American Falls and Ice Bridge, Niagara Falls, circa 1900.
How would this photograph look different if it had been taken at a different time of year?
What are the people doing in this photograph?
How do you know this photograph was taken before 1912?
Would you want to walk on the snow and ice at Niagara Falls? Why or why not?
Would you rather visit Niagara Falls in the winter or in the summer? Explain.
Of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls, which has frozen completely in the past? When did the freeze occur, and why?
Science: Why doesn't Niagara Falls freeze in winter?
English Language Arts: You are the mayor of the city and have been told that people can no longer walk on the ice bridge. Write a letter to your townspeople explaining why they can no longer go out on the ice bridge.
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