Ice Age Teacher Resources
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Real Ice Ages Longer Than Movie Ice Ages
If your class's knowledge of the Ice Age is limited to animated movies, use this lesson plan to strengthen their knowledge. After sharing what they know about the Ice Age, young readers explore a news article seeking to dispel misconceptions created by the movie Ice Age 2.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
The Ice Age
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 past. Show your earth science class this video as you talk about climate and prehistoric age.
10 mins 7th - 12th Science
Ice Age People in Florida?
Spring breakers first gathered in Wakulla Springs, Florida, over 10,000 years ago! Geologists and archaeologists work together to uncover hidden artifacts from this time period. Even 10,000 years ago, people went to Florida to warm themselves up after a long, cold winter up North!
5 mins 7th - 9th Science
Human PreHistory 101 Part 2: Weathering the Storm
The last ice age occurred around 20,000 years ago. What were the conditions like? How did our ancestors survive them? These questions are briefly explored in a three-minute video clip. See how in a relatively short time, humans spread from the eastern coast of Africa, to live in almost every area of the planet.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science
European Ice Age Evidence
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 bones pulled from the sea.
4 mins 5th - 8th Science
Inside a Volcano
A fascinating video on the role volcanoes played in the formation of Earth is here for your class. The video shows how it was volcanic eruptions that led our planet out of the ice age by spewing carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere. This helped our planet trap the heat from the sun and began the thawing process.
3 mins 6th - 8th Science
People of the Stone Age: Hunters and Gatherers
Intended for a young audience, this presentation provides a simplistic view of the life of a Stone Age hunter/gatherer. Human migration, gathering, tools, and the Ice Age are covered but not in-depth. A topical discussion with good leading questions would enhance this resource.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Glacier Bay Seabirds
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, and even the relation to the local Tlingit tribes is discussed.
9th - Higher Ed Science
Neanderthal - Part 5 of 5
Throughout this special, we have discovered that Neanderthal was intelligent, a good hunter, and stronger than modern man. If this is true, then why did he become extinct? Watch part five to find out how the environment shaped the fate of one of the Ice Age's most successful players.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science
Neanderthal - Part 2 of 5
What do the skeletal remains tell us about how Neanderthal looked? We find that he was four feet tall, extremely strong, and quite different from modern man. His shape and physicality were the keys to his success in the extreme cold of the Ice Age.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science
Cave Men to Cave Painting
Students explore the Ice Age. In this geology and social studies lesson, students read the book Eyewitness Books Early Humans and create a KWL chart about the Ice Age. Students locate Asia and North America on the World Map and brainstorm how people survived during the Ice Age.
1st Social Studies & History
Great Lakes Geology and the Necessity of Locks
Three class periods are required to carry out this science lesson on glacial movement, the Great Lakes basin, and the lock system that allows travel on the lakes. It is an ambitious undertaking as your class experiments with a glacier movement table and constructs a manual lock system.
9th - 12th Science
Evolution - From Ape Man to Neanderthal
This BBC presentation shows how Neanderthals evolved as a way to adapt and survive the physical stress of Ice Age Europe. While this clip is short, it could be a great discussion starter or warm up to a lecture on human evolution. Suitable for upper and lower graders alike.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science