Lesson Plan

Ice in Action

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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 facts about ice.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your classroom by assigning pupils to watch some of the videos from activity one as homework
  • Differentiate for GATE by facilitating a classroom debate; they prepare and research for the topic of the Earth's future temperature and predictions of its effects
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a decent amount of prep work, so plan ahead
  • The fifth lesson in a series of eight about Mount Everest
  • Activities are entertaining and engaging
  • Provides extended learning ideas  
  • Supplies additional resources to use as supplements
  • None
Common Core