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181 resources with the concept glaciers

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Glacier Flow

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate how glaciers flow through valleys. They answer discussion questions, and in small groups create a simulation of a glacier using a plastic shoe box, water, cornstarch, and pebbles, evaluating their results on a...
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Icebergs Ahead!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine icebergs and how they are suspended in water, why ice floats, the melting process of an iceberg, and the floating behavior of ice compared to that of a cork through a lab activity.
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For Educators

For Teachers K - 12th
Students (Teachers) can come this website an included are four interdisciplinary teaching units with lesson plans correlated to national standards, along with a variety of discussion questions and interactive act ivies designed to get...
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The Science of Glaciers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify the contents of a glacier like those found in Patagonia. They construct a mini glacier model in class. Students compare and contrast the classroom model with Patagonian glaciers. They label specific parts of the...
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Pressure Melting of Ice: While-U-Wait

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students demonstrates one of the few cases in which geologic solids visibly deform at room conditions. They suspend a weight on a thin wire over an ice cube to observe its effects over time.
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The Earth's Crust

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars use clay to form models of the different landforms and then complete a data table using a map, atlas, or the Internet to locate famous landforms in the United States. Students complete various activities, writing down...
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Key Figures of the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students gain general knowledge of the goals, route, participants, and significance of the 1899 Harriman Expedition. They link names of glaciers, fiords, mountains, flora and fauna with names of the 1899 Harriman Expedition...
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Glaciers of Canada

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine photos, a poster, maps and an article series by National Geographic to determine characteristics of glaciers and the process of glaciation. They both answer guided questions and develop their own questions about the...
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Buried Treasures

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, in teams, generate and research questions about Canada's receding glaciers. They then hold a 'press conference' in which each team provides answers for questions in their area of research. Finally, they pool their information...
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Gliding Glaciers

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students are introduced to the concept of glaciers. They discover how glaciers move and what types of landforms are formed by glaciers.
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Where Have All the Glaciers Gone?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover that scientists examine evidence from around the world in order to explain global climate change. They see that records of climate change exist, and describe photographs interpreting changes in glaciers over time.
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Glacial Climbing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plot the current distribution of glaciers around the Earth and see if there any major trends where glaciers appear to be either growing or shrinking at abnormally high rates.
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Weathering and Erosion

For Students 7th - 12th
In this weathering worksheet, learners define 23 terms associated with erosion and weathering such as flood plain, moraine, and deposition. Then students use these terms in a sentence.
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Water Systems

For Students 9th - 12th
In this water systems worksheet, students refer to their textbook to complete questions about the amount of water on earth and the portion of water in various forms. Students review porosity, permeability, and water table. This worksheet...
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Do Some Research: 7

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this glacial deposit research worksheet, students read the sentence and research in the library or on the Internet to find the answer and then write it on the blue line. Students then write a short report about this topic: large...
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A Look at the Geological History

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geological history worksheet, students draw a cartoon strip to sequence how the North American continent grew. Students use information about continental drift to sequence events of how the different continents were formed.
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How is the Earth's Surface Worn Down?

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Earth's surface worksheet, students write in examples of how the surface of the Earth is worn down. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Glacier Puzzle

For Students 4th - 8th
In this glacier activity, students identify and locate vocabulary terms related to glaciers. There are 17 words located in the word search.
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Indiana Ice Investigations

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a model of the formation of Indiana by glaciers. Working in groups with appropriate materials, they create a model documenting how glaciers moved through the land and formed the geological structure and land masses...
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Law of Superposition

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils identify the law of superposition and it states that beds of rock in a series are laid down with the oldest at the bottom and younger layers on the top. They construct a legen for a block diagram and construct a block diagram of...
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A Human-Powered Vehicle for Trans-Glacial Transport

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students practice problem solving skills and experimental design. They build a vehicle that can traverse "glacial" ice capable of carrying a specific load and glide smoothly, creating as little effort as possible for the skier pulling...
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Pressure Versus Force: Landing On Ice!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers experiment with the relationship between pressure, force, and area. They determine the force and pressure exerted by a LC-130, which is commonly used for cargo and personnel transport in Antarctica.
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What's Under There?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine ways to make "observations" about unknowns, such as the land beneath an ice sheet or the interior of the Earth, using tools other than sight. They build "mystery boxes" and exchange them with other groups to "map"...
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Fluffy Snow to Glacier Ice

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore ice and glacier growth. They examine images of core samples and make observations about the decreasing size of gas bubbles with increasing depth in the core. In addition, they model permeability in a laboratory...