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177 resources with the concept glaciers

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Melting Glacial Ice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThere 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...
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Glaciers Worksheet #1

For Students 6th - 9th
The landscape impacted by glacier activity is drawn at the top of this learning exercise. 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...
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Glaciers

For Students 4th - 9th
In this glacier worksheet 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.  In 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 instructional activity, students explain how this process relates to global warming. They create a presentation and share their...
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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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Studying Snow and Ice Changes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars compare the change in snow and ice over a 10 year period. For this environmental science lesson, students use the live data on the NASA site to study and compare the monthly snow and ice amounts on a map of the entire...
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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, students design and conduct an investigation into how the amount of salt in ice affects its buoyancy.
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How do Glaciers Affect the Land?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners explore glaciers. In this glaciers instructional activity, students color and label illustrations of glaciers, then write an expository paragraph including their physical features. Learners participate in an experiment in which...
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Landscapes of Alpine Glaciation

For Students 9th - 12th
In this glaciers instructional activity, students use Google Earth to look for examples of different glacial landforms and phenomena. Students complete 2 short answer questions.
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Geology Project

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geology project instructional activity, 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...
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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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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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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.