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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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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
Learners 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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Waters of the Earth

For Teachers K - 10th
Students make a striking visual display showing the distribution of water on earth.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Glaciers As Indicators of Global Climate Change

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners 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 lesson students simulate the effects glaciers have on landscape and watch video segments. 
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Glaciers and Icebergs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers conduct an experiment on glacial scraping. In this glacial scraping lesson, students create a small glacier in a plastic cup. Middle schoolers remove the cup and scrape the glacier across wood and note the markings....
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All About Glaciers

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars research glaciers. In this geography lesson, students view the video clip "Life Cycle of a Glacier" and discuss where glaciers are found. Young scholars create a model glacier in a styrofoam cup. Students observe the...