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179 resources with the concept glaciers

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Fastest Glacier

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students 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
Students explore the different properties of ice. They make predictions and experment with ice. Students discover that ice melts faster under pressure. Students create a flipbook what what happened after each experiment. This...
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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
Students 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
Students 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
Students 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.