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The Big Climate Change Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Big Climate Change Experiment begins with young scientists gaining background knowledge by watching news clips a video and examining cartoons. Next, learners view videos of witnesses who describe how climate change affects their...
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Everest Education Expedition

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young explorers investigate the biodiversity of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Mountain ecosystem through hands-on and interactive activities. They examine the effects of climate change on the mountains, analyze maps, take a virtual...
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Multimedia Discovery Missions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Multimedia Discovery Missions collection is a series of 13 interactive presentations and activities that introduce young geologists and oceanographers to fundamental concepts involving the Earth’s crust and ocean sea life. Benthos,...
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Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...
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Ice in Action

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Make your own bite-size glacier! A resource teaches about the formation and melting of ice. Activities include videos, a hands-on activity where your pupils build glaciers, and a photographic analysis to teach individuals the chilling...
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As Cold As Ice

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Do scientists really change their minds when presented with new evidence? Young scientists learn about two competing theories they need to decide between. They perform a simulation and have access to actual field data. Then, scholars...
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A Tale of Two Teeth: A Hands-On Discussion About Climate Change

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Sink your teeth into an engaging lesson on climate change! Science sleuths examine the prehistoric central Florida ecosystem through fossil analysis and a Socratic discussion. The easy-to-follow teacher's plan provides detailed...
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The Tide is High, but I’m Holding On… Using ICESat Data to Investigate Sea Level Rise

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Based on the rate of melting observed from 2003-2007 in Greenland, it would take less than 10 minutes to fill the Dallas Cowboys' Stadium. The 17th lesson in a series of 21 has scholars use the ICESat data to understand the ice mass...
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Model a Moving Glacier

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Glaciologists in your class make models of glaciers to simulate how they move down a valley, and then they use it to test any aspect of glacier movement. Not only is this a vivid visual of how these monsters of ice flow, but it is also...
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Climate Change as a Scientific Theory

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Get your class thinking about climate change as a scientific theory. Guided by a handout, emerging earth scientists read articles and take notes about glaciers and sea ice. To conclude, they write an evaluation of the evidence for...
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Geography Terms

For Teachers 6th
Providing pictures, easy-to-understand definitions, and a description of geography terms is the purpose of this resource.This presentation provides a graphic with each description of such geographic terms as island, plateau, and plain....
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The Big Climate Change Experiment Lesson 3: Climate Change Lines of Evidence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Consider the preponderance of evidence when making a verdict. The third of five lessons in Unit 1: The Big Climate Change Experiment focuses on the evidence for climate change. Learners study graphs, diagrams, and pictures regarding...
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Melting Glacial Ice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
There are many factors that affect how fast the glaciers are melting. A lab investigation has learners examine how the surrounding water affect the rate glaciers melt. They collect data from two samples of ice to determine how quickly...
Lesson Planet

CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Weather Patterns of the Pacific Ocean

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How do oceans affect weather patterns? Learners define vocabulary associated with dew point, topographical lifting, condensation, and formation of clouds and precipitation as they explore the weather in the Pacific Northwest. They also...
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Lesson Planet

How to Grow Your Own Glacier

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that in some parts of the world that glaciers can be grown? And that grown glaciers can be used to provide irrigation water? The narrator of a fascinating video reveals how growing glaciers can fight climate change. And...
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How to Measure a Changing Climate

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Young scientists explore climate change by taking a look at many different disciplines. They hear from scientists who study soil, clouds, ice cores, ocean temperatures, and more. Then, they search public databases to draw their own...
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Why Is This Ice Blue?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What gives glaciers their blue hue? Study the phenomenon from the inside out with a video from an engaging science playlist. The narrator describes the conditions present in glacial ice, then explains how the substance affects visible...
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Everest Extremes: Biodiversity

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How many animals can live in a climate as cold as Mount Everest's? Find out with a science lesson all about biodiversity. Activities include research, presentations, group work, coloring maps, and a simulation of a food web.
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Meet Mount Everest

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learning about one landform might seem boring to some, but using the resource provided practically guarantees scholar interest. The second in a sequential series of eight covering the topic of Mount Everest includes activities such as a...
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What Happened to the World's Greatest Ape?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gigantopithecus was the greatest of the great apes! Whatever became of them? Take a journey to Asia and explore the forests and grasslands that were once home to the large primate using a video from an extentsive biology playlist....
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How Do Glaciers Move?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A glacier is like a river of ice. An interesting lesson explores how solid glaciers manage to flow. The video instructor explains how the pressure of the weight of the ice decreases the melting point, allowing the glacier to move.
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The Water Cycle: Heating the Ocean

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There is more to the water cycle than simply rain and evaporation! The first installment in a four-part series explores the solar heating of the ocean through three satellite animations. The animations offer different views of the earth...
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Lesson Planet

The Deadliest Ice Age Ever

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Will all species follow the trilobite down the road to extinction? Discover the changing conditions on ancient Earth that led to both population explosions and mass extinctions with a video presentation. The narrator shows examples of...
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Where is the World's Water?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Scholars discover the amount of the Earth's water in various locations such as the ocean, ice, the atmosphere, etc. They then make a model of the how much water those percentages represent. Finally, analysis questions bring the concepts...
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Do Microorganisms Live in Antarctica?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can microorganisms live in the dry, cold climate of Antarctica? Young scientists view a research project measuring microorganisms in the Taylor Glacier. They record the findings from dirty ice, clean ice, boots, sediment, and more. Then...
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Climate Change: The View From MinuteEarth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does climate change look from where you're sitting? See the view from around the world in an animated video. The writers from Minute Earth share how changing conditions are impacting the economy, health, and well-being of their...
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Water Cycle

For Students 6th - 12th
Be water wise! Science scholars learn the water cycle on a global scale in part seven of a 13-installment series. The hands-on interactive allows them to explore Earth's water storage, types of precipitation, and the cycling of water...
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How Burning Fossil Fuels Leads to Climate Change

For Students 9th - 12th
Do our vehicles really contribute to global warming? In part five of an eight-video series, pupils learn the mechanisms by which car emissions turn into greenhouse gases. Through animation, the class sees how the natural greenhouse...
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Global Warming - Effects on the Environment

For Students 9th - 12th
Is Earth becoming too hot to handle? The third installment in a series of eight videos about global warming and the carbon cycle describes the changes to Earth's natural balance as a result of rising average temperatures. Young...
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Global Warming - Evaluating the Evidence

For Students 9th - 12th
It's getting hot in here! Evidence of global warming is all around us, as shown in part four of a series of eight videos about global warming and the carbon cycle. High school environmentalists get to examine the facts for themselves in...
Lesson Planet

Where Have All the Glaciers Gone?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
What happens when ice melts? Well ... water happens. When that melting ice is a glacier, the amount of water that results produces change throughout the world. Middle school science sleuths uncover the truth about global warming, the...
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Constructive and Destructive Geologic Processes

For Teachers 8th Standards
Show the class the world as they've never seen it before—from way above! Learners try to unravel the mysteries presented by rich satellite imagery, learn to interpret topographic maps, and study erosion by constructing their very own...
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Lesson Planet

Investigate Fresh Water

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
It's all about freshwater in this water interactive! Users navigate through freshwater habitats such as lakes, rivers, and wetlands, taking note of the animals that live there. They also look at a desert habitat for comparison. Learners...
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Explore an Ice Cave!

For Students K - 5th Standards
Caves have tunnels, chambers, rooms, and other features that make these geological features so amazing. Watch a video that focuses on one in particular—ice caves.
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The Grand Canyon!

For Students K - 5th Standards
The Grand Canyon—how did it get there? Watch a video that shows how the Grand Canyon formed from water erosion over a long period of time.
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Global Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
One of the most vulnerable cities to the rise in sea levels is Venice, which already has periodic flooding. In the hands-on activity, participants design an experiment to show rising sea levels caused by sea ice melt and by glacial melt...
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Create a Topographic Profile of Beacon Valley

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Landforms in Beacon Valley, Antarctica, where there is no snow, bear a striking resemblance to landforms found on Mars. Scholars identify landforms found in Beacon Valley through analysis of topographic maps in the activity. They then...
Lesson Planet

Is There Salt in a Glacier?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What can conductivity tell us about a glacier? Groups analyze glacial melt to determine salt content through an analysis of the pH and conductivity measurements of two samples. Groups then determine the source of the salts. 
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Svalbard Islands and Our Community

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The LeConte glacier, located in Alaska, has retreated 2.5 miles over the last 80 years. Through an inquiry-based activity, individuals analyze glaciers found throughout the world and their changes over time. They then measure a model of...
Lesson Planet

Glaciers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Glaciers typically move about one meter per day. During a simulation, pairs of learners manipulate different aspects of an environment that may affect glaciers. From snowfall amounts to temperature, effects on glacial movement and growth...
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The Amazing Science of… DUST?

For Students 6th - 12th
Why do we bother to dust when more will start to land as soon as we get rid of it? What is dust made of and why won't it ever go away? The video answers these questions and more. 
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Erosion and Deposition

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get an in-depth look into erosion and deposition with a 23-slide presentation that details how gravity, water, waves, wind, and glaciers cause changes to the Earth's surface. Each slide consists of detailed images equipped with labels,...
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Paleoclimates

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How do scientists know what the Earth was like in the past? This second installment of a six-part series focuses on paleoclimates and provides an overview of how geologists determine information about past climates using fossil pollen,...
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Why is Mount Everest so Tall?

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
Many years ago, when the Indian plate collided into the Eurasian plate, the highest mountain on Earth was formed. But what gives Mount Everest its shape? Watch an informative video to learn what factors make the prominent peak so tall.
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Mile-High Ice

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
What would Antarctica look like if you sliced it in half? Work with an informational diagram during an activity about the landforms and sea level of the continent of Antarctica. Kids answer five questions based on a diagram and graph of...
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What Glaciers Leave Behind

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Glaciers may seem distant and stationary, but they are huge deposits of moving ice that have made changes to the earth's surface. Your pupils can learn about the different types of impressions left by glaciers by reading the short...
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What Are Minerals?

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on a trip through the rock cycle with this series of four earth science presentations. Beginning with an exploration of minerals and the different properties they exhibit, this resource goes on to explore...
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Glaciers and Water

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Explore the amazing power of glaciers with a hands-on earth science experiment! After first learning basic background information, learners go on to create their very own chunks of frozen water and gravel in order to observe first-hand...
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The Ice Age

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Hear experts provide evidence of Ice Age and glacial movement based on today's geological features. Various measurement tools are used to see what chemicals are found in ice and the atmosphere in order to determine the climate of the...
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Inside a Glacier - How it Flows?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Glaciers are like huge pieces of sand paper with water pockets which makes it able to mold around its environment. Why are scientists so interested in glaciers? Watch this short clip to learn why glaciers are so strong and interesting to...
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The Action of Ice

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Compelling imagery and well written narration explains the cycle of the glacier. Both science and descriptive language meet to bring to life the beauty and magic of what seems to be, living ice. A great video to build interest and...
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Miracle Planet - Snow Ball Earth 1/5

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Erratics, or drop-stones, are geographic abnormalities. Large stones that appear in unlikely places point to glacial movement. Lava flow also helps scientists determine timing of multiple Ice Ages. Watch this clip along with the four...
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Gliding Glaciers

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Glaciers are the star of the show in this Earth science lesson. In it, learners gain an understanding of how glaciers are formed, how they move, and what types of landforms they create. This lesson plan is written in the classic format,...
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The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students analyze the impact of climate variability and change utilizing a broad span of topics over a wide range of grade levels. This three lesson plan unit is easily adapted for the various instructional levels listed.
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Glacier Bay Seabirds

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A gorgeous collection of photographs take viewers on a virtual tour or Glacier Bay National Park with a focus on the seabirds living in the area. Adaptations to the polar climate are highlighted, different species of birds are displayed,...
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Glaciers: Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A large data table is given to your elementary earth scientists in which they record observations that they make while viewing pictures of Alaskan glaciers. They compare and contrast recent photos with older photos. Hold a discussion...
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Changing Planet: Melting Glaciers

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Resource links to a video, satellite images, data, and photographs of glaciers provide emerging earth scientists the opportunity to examine how the ice has been retreating over the years. A data table is included for pupils to record...
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Waters of the Earth

For Teachers K - 10th
Learners make a striking visual display showing the distribution of water on earth.
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Change Since 1609

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students recognize how the climate of the Hudson Valley has changed since the last glaciation. They explain these changes using a reconstruction of the land use changes in the Hudson Valley composed of confetti, Ziploc bags and other...
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Glaciers and Ice Wedging

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders observe and identify a variety of weathering and geological activities in the area in which they live. This focuses primarily on what happened during the Ice Age, and how, even today, glaciers are shaping and re-shaping...
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Mountains

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Mountains are described and some of the more famous listed along with their altitudes. Climate, glaciers, and avalanches are also covered. Because there is a copious amount of text on each slide, this would be best used by assigning...
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Sea Water Freeze

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students observe how salinity affects the time it takes water to freeze. They participate in an experiment to determine that ice is essentially salt-free whether formed from fresh or salt water
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How to Make a Lake

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Delve in the creation of the Great Lakes in Michigan. After listening to stories about the formation of the lakes in this area, pupils perform experiments to investigate how this occurred. This provides a great way for learners to...
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The Extreme Ice Survey in Action

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Get up front and personal with the scientists, tools, and methodology that provides vital information on global warming. This is a very interesting clip sure to inspire a future geologist, environmentalist, or photographer.
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Melting Glaciers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Run away glaciers! A reporter explains that global warming and rapid glacial drain could be the culprits, chasing our glaciers toward the sea. This clip introduces the class to issues of global warming and scientific theories yet to be...
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Snowball Earth?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What would happen if we were thrust into another Ice Age? This clip introduces the issues and coping mechanisms we'd need to survive another ice age. Looking to the past geologists search for answers that could help us in the future.
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European Ice Age Evidence

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Evidence in Europe points to the edge of a glacier in London, and large woolly mammoth bones have been found in the North Sea, pointing to a large flood. This short clip ends after that, but shows some great footage of the woolly mammoth...
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Alaska: Science's Glacial Strides

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Travel to the ice fields of Alaska alongside researchers working to discover all they can about the amazing glaciers. Show your upper graders what has been found and why scientists study glacier melt. Getting interested into what others...
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Melting Himalayan Glaciers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Visit a Tibetan monk living high in the Himalayan mountains, he describes what changes he's seen in the environment do to global warming. The changing climate can be witnessed in the shifts in glaciation. A great clip for any class.
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Geographic Landforms

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Each slide is a simple notebook page with one landform in blue and its definition in red. There are 26 vocabulary terms in all, some you may want to use, and others easily hidden. It is recommended that you add photos or other graphic...
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Art: Iceberg Calves

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students in small groups, research icebergs, including where they are located and the sinking of the Titanic. In addition, they discover the process of calving. Then, using construction paper and paints, students draw and color pictures...
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Glaciers on the Move

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students study how glaciers form, move, and change the Earth's landscape. They research information about the effects of global warming on glaciers and sculpt a detailed replica of mountains with glaciers calving into the ocean.
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Glaciation

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore glaciers and then use specific data to create a map that shows the direction of ice movement during the last ice age. They show how ice movement of the past is related to the pattern of drumlins and eskers found on the...
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Glaciers Worksheet #2

For Students 6th - 9th
A map of the Hudson River Valley is exhibited here. Arrows representing glacial striations are spread across the map for learners to analyze. They answer five multiple choice questions in response. The worksheet is a compact review of...
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Glacial Groundwater

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students study glacial deposition and groundwater in Dutchess County, new York. They identify the permeability rates in different glacial deposits and relate this information to ground water capacity of sediments found in Dutchess...
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Iceberg Ahead: How Does Temperature Affect the Density of Water?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Demonstrate how ice floats on water and get the class thinking about why icebergs are so deceiving. Investigators then experiment with mixing water of the same temperature and water of different temperatures. Make sure to explain the...
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Vocabulary: Danger - Icebergs!

For Students 3rd - 4th
A bank of five vocabulary words from the Let's Read and Find Out book Danger - Icebergs! by Roma Gans provides words to fill in the blanks in five sentences. Your readers then match the words with sentences that contain clues about their...
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When Floating Ice Melts in the Sea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
With this simple inquiry exercise young scientists observe the effects of melting ice on water level. Set up an easy experiment with floating ice cubes in a dish of water then have your pupils make and record their observations of the...
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When Land Ice Melts

For Teachers 5th
The Artctic and Antarctic Ice caps are the focus of this Earth science lesson. In reality, this is more of a demonstration than a lesson, but there is some rich discussion that happens before, during, and after the demonstration takes...
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Glaciers

For Students 4th - 9th
In this glacier activity students complete a virtual glacier activity and several short answer questions on climate change and building glaciers.
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Identifying and Locating Glaciers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students draw and label physical features of Earth emphasizing glaciers. In this physical features lesson plan, students make a glacier model and play a physical features card game.
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Elements of Chemistry: Solids, Liquids and Gases

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students predict if icebergs melting has an effect on the sea level rising.  For this global warming lesson students complete an experiment to see the effects of melting icebergs and write a conclusion on their data collected.
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Glaciers As Indicators of Global Climate Change

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research about glacial ice melting on the four major spheres of the Earth. In this earth science lesson, students explain how this process relates to global warming. They create a presentation and share their findings with the...
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Glaciers and Global Sea Rise

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explain how melting glaciers affect global warming. In this earth science lesson, students investigate the change in ice density as it melts. They discuss the human and environmental impact of rising sea levels.
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You're as Cold as Ice!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the movement of glaciers and how they have affected the Earth.  In this geology instructional activity students simulate the effects glaciers have on landscape and watch video segments. 
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Studying Snow and Ice Changes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars compare the change in snow and ice over a 10 year period. In this environmental science instructional activity, students use the live data on the NASA site to study and compare the monthly snow and ice amounts on a map of...
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Antarctica: Effects of Salinity on Icebergs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the effects of salinity on icebergs. In this hands on lesson plan, students design and conduct an investigation into how the amount of salt in ice affects its buoyancy.
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Glaciers and Icebergs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct an experiment on glacial scraping. In this glacial scraping lesson, students create a small glacier in a plastic cup. Students remove the cup and scrape the glacier across wood and note the markings. Students then make...
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Glacier Slide

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students conduct an experiment.  In this glaciers lesson, students learn about glaciers and then perform an experiment to show how glaciers shape the landscape around them.  Students draw a picture in their journals to illustrate their...
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All About Glaciers

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research glaciers. In this geography instructional activity, students view the video clip "Life Cycle of a Glacier" and discuss where glaciers are found. Students create a model glacier in a styrofoam cup. Students observe the...
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How do Glaciers Affect the Land?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore glaciers. In this glaciers instructional activity, students color and label illustrations of glaciers, then write an expository paragraph including their physical features. Students participate in an experiment in which...
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The Living Earth-Glaciers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate glaciers. In this earth science lesson, students use sandy ice cubes to observe how glaciers change the land. Learners list forces that cause changes in the Earth's surface.
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Landscapes of Alpine Glaciation

For Students 9th - 12th
For this glaciers worksheet, learners use Google Earth to look for examples of different glacial landforms and phenomena. Students complete 2 short answer questions.
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The Changing Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students observe and analyze weathering. In this earth science lesson, students demonstrate physical and chemical weathering in two experiments, then write questions for a class Jeopardy game.
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The Little Ice Age

For Students 9th - 10th
In this Little Ice Age worksheet, students read about changes in weather and temperature resulting in changes in rain fall and glacier movement. Students answer three critical thinking questions about the Little Ice Age that occurred as...
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Geology Project

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geology project worksheet, students work in groups and prepare a presentation that covers topics in geology. Students research the topic, prepare a poster illustrating the topic, take notes, and write up an experiment related to...
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The Living Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss glaciers and write a definition for a glacier as a class. After discussion, they participate in an activity that demonstrates how glaciers can cause dramatic changes and create new landforms. Groups discuss their...
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Weathering and Erosion

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate how changes occur on the surface of the earth through erosion and glaciation. They observe what happens to salt and iron after they interact with water and vinegar, and analyze what occurs when water is sprinkled on...
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Cold As Ice

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate how glaciers cause the weathering of landforms. They observe a brick that has been placed on a frozen slab of ice, and discuss the results, comparing them to the movements of a glacier. In small groups, they...
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Creeping Sheets of Ice

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students conduct scientific investigation in which they observe glacial effects on landscape, develop and explain their own theories of how glaciers change land, and demonstrate understanding and explain basic motion and force principles.
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Glaciers

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders summarize how Earth processes today are similar to those that occurred in the past. They read excerpts from John Muir's "Yosemite Glaciers" and explain how slow geologic processes have large cumulative effects over long...
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Educating K-12 Students about Glacier Dynamics in a Changing Climate

For Teachers K - 12th
Students determine which of the following parameters, slope, ice, temperature or basal condition affects the glacier speed the most. They create their own experiment to test what influences glacier speed and temperature of the ice.
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Erosion Lab

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore variables that influence the rate of erosion due to the 4 major agents. They work as a group and practice conducting experiments according to the scientific method. Students comprehend that communicating ideas...
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Mystery of the Megaflood

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students will use everyday items and speeds to describe the dimensions of a massive flood that occurred in the Pacific Northwest near the end of the last ice age.
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Sculptured Landscapes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research glaciers, how they are formed and what kind of landforms they carve out of the rock they pass over. They organize their findings into a mock newscast in a presentation for the class.
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Thermal Expansion

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how thermal expansion of water can affect sea level. They conduct an experiment that demonstrates what happens to water levels when exposed to heat, record the results on a data sheet, and discuss the results.
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Global Warming: Life in a Greenhouse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the evidence that scientists have used to support the existence of global warming and the greenhouse effect. How the concepts have been developed and evaluated form the focus of this lesson.
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Cold Hard Facts...What Inquiring Minds Will Know

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners work with "ice" in order to gain a practical application of math concepts that evolve into an inquiry-based study. They determine if the dimensions of the ice make a difference in the way the ice floats in the water.
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How to Make a Lake

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine the Michigan state quarter and discuss the effects glaciers have on land formation. They perform an investigate using ice cubes and sand to show how glaciers have carved the land.
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Glaciers: Movers And Shapers

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine how glaciers are created and how they create landforms with their movement. They design glacier models that show glacial movements of both alpine and continental glaciers.
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Glaciers Worksheet #1

For Students 6th - 9th
The landscape impacted by glacier activity is drawn at the top of this worksheet. Ten multiple choice questions follow, some relating to the diagram, and some about the quality of soil left by glaciation. It is not often that you come...
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Great Glaciers!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study the earths surface and how changes happen to it.  In this glacier lesson students complete a lab activity to see how glaciers form.
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On the Rise . . . Sea Level and Global Warming

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders conduct an experiment to determine how melting sea ice affect sea level. In this earth science lesson, 9th graders explain the environmental consequences of rising sea level. They relate this lesson to global warming.
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Carving Mountains

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore geography by participating in an illustration activity. In this land-form lesson, students define vocabulary terms associated with glaciers and forests. Students utilize pens, cardboard and pottery clay to draw and...
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Breaking it Down

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover how water expands when frozen during a glacier. In this matter instructional activity, students fill a glass jar with water, leaving no room for air in the jar and place it in the freezer.  Students retrieve the jar and...
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science

For Students 9th - 12th
In this earth and space science worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given nine terms related to earthquakes, glaciers, the solar system, and sources of energy.
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Model a Moving Glacier

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars study how alpine glaciers move and the factors that effect how fast a glacier moves.  In this glacier instructional activity students construct a glacier model, make a hypothesis and interpret data. 
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You're As Old As Ice!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study glaciers and their terminology.  In this investigative lesson students get into groups and watch the life cycle of a glacier on a web site then answer questions.  They will then use play dough to show how glaciers...
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Erosion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers model rain erosion. In this erosion lesson, students construct a landscape out of sand and dirt in a metal pan. They make it rain on the landscape and observe the erosion that occurs.
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Discovery Science Center Activities

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete a variety of experiments to meet science goals.  In this life sciences instructional activity, 4th graders make yogurt, discover the attraction of opposite charges in electricity, learn the effects of glaciers,...
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science

For Students 9th - 12th
In this GED vocabulary worksheet, students complete a 7 question crossword puzzle given 7 clues about weathering, glaciers, population density and the Earth's mantle. They are given a word bank with the proper terms to be used.
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Glaciers: Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students compare glaciers then and now. In this glaciers lesson, students learn what glaciers are, how they grow and retreat, the types of glaciers and how they are affected by climate conditions. Students match glacier images from the...
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Ocean World

For Students 6th - 8th
In this online interactive science activity, students respond to 7 multiple choice questions regarding icebergs. Students may submit their answers to evaluated.
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Glacier Climbing

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students discover where glaciers exist and how they move. In this glacier lesson, students work in groups to create a glacier in a replica valley and observe its properties.
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Water and Dams in Today's World

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the importance of dams. In this water and dams lesson, students watch a video that details historical and current information about dams and global water resources. They study how engineers design dams, how they...
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Reading - Glaciers

For Students 4th - 5th
In this online interactive glaciers worksheet, students respond to 10 fill in the blank and multiple choice questions regarding the information included in the provided paragraphs.
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science-Earthquakes

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth and space science worksheet, learners complete a crossword puzzle given 7 clues and a word bank on topics such as earthquakes, erosion, galaxies and weathering.
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science-Glaciers and Populations

For Students 7th - 9th
For this earth and space science worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 7 clues and a word bank on topics such as glaciers, weathering and population density.
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science-Planets, Nuclear Power and the Earth

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth and space science worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 9 clues and a word bank on topics such as glaciers, the solar system, nuclear power plants and earthquakes.
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Do Some Research - Large Mass of Ice in the Ocean

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science research worksheet, students use the library or Internet find out what a large mass of ice in the ocean is called. They write the answer on the blue line, write a short essay about the topic, and draw a picture to go with...
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Physical and Chemical Changes

For Students 4th - 8th
In this changes in matter worksheet, students draw a picture that shows physical and chemical changes. This worksheet has 7 fill in the blank questions.
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Shaping the Land

For Students 4th - 8th
In this shaping the land activity, students will match 7 vocabulary words relating to the movement of sediments to its definition. Students will read 10 statements about how water and glaciers impact sediment movement and answer true or...
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Glaciers

For Students 7th - 8th
In this glaciers instructional activity, students complete 12 different questions related to glaciers. First, they complete the 2 tables that illustrate the similarities and differences between continental and valley glaciers. Then,...
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Glaciers Enrichment

For Students 7th - 8th
In this glaciers enrichment worksheet, students complete 9 different descriptions of things related to glaciers. First, they define the zone of accumulation and the zone of ablation. Then, students describe the calving process and rock...
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Alaska

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Alaska state worksheet, students research and respond to various questions related to the state of Alaska. They identify and name the state's capital and statehood. Then, students identify and name the motto, bird, flower, and...
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Climatic Changes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this weather worksheet, students read an excerpt describing the climate and extinction. Then they explain what the climate was like during the Age of Dinosaurs. Students also determine some factors that affected the climate during...
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Sign a Map

For Students 6th - 9th
In this geography worksheet, students think and identify the different features and landforms that an explorer would come across the continent of Antarctica. They use body gestures to communicate their list of items to a partner and...
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Glacier Basics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the powerful nature of glaciers. Using an atlas, they read the section on glaciers and examine pictures of before and after the glacier moved through an area. In groups, they complete a worksheet on the role...
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Ice is N"ICE"!!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students observe and describe, both orally and in writing. the different forms of water on the surface of the Earth and measure the approximate size of an iceberg. They also estimate and measure the amount of ice that floats above the...
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Environment: Erosion Boxes

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover how the processes of erosion and weathering alter the physical characteristics of the environment. In a student log,they record the various types of erosion and list ways to prevent it. Using clear, plastic...
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Under the Ice: Imaging Glacier Bases with Sound

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate with radio waves that are used to remotely sense the topography beneath the ice sheet. They experiment with travel time of waves and convert data to distance and depth. As a result, they develop a profile of the...
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Polar, The Titanic Bear

For Teachers K - 5th
Students read Polar, The Titanic Bear by Daisy Corning Stone Spedden. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding this true story of a toy bear that survived the sinking of the Titanic. Included are reading, art,...
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Antarctica Independent Research Project

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students choose particular Antarctic topic that interests them, research information from at least five different Internet sites, and demonstrate their understanding of concept through creation of multimedia project of their own choosing.
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Glacier Flow

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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...
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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
Pupils 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 their...
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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
Learners 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
Learners, 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
Young scholars 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, students 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 worksheet, 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
Young scholars 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...
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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
Students 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
Pupils 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 experiment,...
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Glaciers and How They Form lands

For Teachers 4th
As a whole class, the students define glacier and perform an experiment involving glaciers. The students brainstorm ideas of what a glacier is, and narrow the ideas down to a definition. The students then participate in an activity that...
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Fastest Glacier

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners compare and contrast continental ice sheets and a glacier. They discuss how glaciers form. Students research the average winter and summer temperatures for their area. They predict what might happen to the Greenland...
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Edible Glacier

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete a KWL chart on what they know about glaciers. Then they gather together around a table containing Jello and Cool Whip cookie mixture and are introduced to the parts of a glacier by observing this model.
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Glacier Climbing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students model the movement of a valley glacier by using a cornstarch mixture to test the rate at which it flows when poured on a titled surface. Students model how a valley glacier flows by using a super thick, viscous fluid. They...
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Physical Properties of Ice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars explore the different properties of ice. They make predictions and experment with ice. Students discover that ice melts faster under pressure. Young scholars create a flipbook what what happened after each experiment. ...
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The Tip of the Iceberg

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the percentage of an iceberg that is above and below the water surface. They compare salt water icebergs and fresh water icebergs and if they behave the same of differently. They work with their lab group to perform...
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Icebergs Ahead!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars experiment with density of ice, and examine how density affects how icebergs float in water.
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Where Have All the Glaciers Gone?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine how climate change is affecting sea ice, vegetation and glaciers in the Arctic region.
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Glacial Change

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Pupils research the ways in which scientists study glaciers and glacial change. They interpret real time data and calculate the estimated global sea level rise potential. A very good lesson to illustrate global warming.
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Glaciers Leave Their Imprint

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study various types of glaciers and the landforms they create. Working in pairs, they research a type of glacial landform and construct a calendar page illustrating and describing it. The pages be compiled to create a class...
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Glacier Climbing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss glaciers and the current distribution of glaciers around the Earth. They create simulated glaciers using cornstarch, shoeboxes, water, and pebbles.
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Glaciers

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders summarize how Earth processes today are similar to those that occurred in the past, and explain how slow geologic processes have large cumulative effects over long periods of time.
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Places and Processes: Physical Processes in Shaping Places

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the roles of climate, tectonic forces, and glaciation in creating and altering places; and use climatic and tectonic maps of the world and compare U.S. locations with other locations in the world.