- Student is able to understand the concepts behind glacier formation
- Student is able to describe the contribution of glaciers to geography
- Student is able to describe and understand the history of glaciers
- Recap: What are glaciers?
- Glaciation worksheet: glaciation-notes
- Videos: All About Glaciers, How do they shape the land?
- Glaciation: Before and After Pictures
- Activity: Glacier Comparisons
Glacier: a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
Glaciers shape the earth due to a process called EROSION
Erosion: the movement of the earth’s surface from one location to another
- Continental Glacier: Spreads itself out using it’s own weight
- Expand existing rivers and lakes (The Great Lakes)
- Alpine Glacier: Found in mountainous areas
- Creates a U-shaped valley with moraine at the base
- Moraine: a mass of rocks and sediment carried down and deposited by a glacier, typically as ridges at its edges or extremity.
Video 1: All About Glaciers
Video 2: How do glaciers shape the landscape? Animation
Glaciation: Before and After
Activity: Glacier Comparisons
- In your group, given to you by the teacher, you will be given a glacier comparison/description
- On a piece of chart paper, you will have to give a VISUAL REPRESENTATION of what this may look like in regards to a GLACIER
- You must show and explain the image to the rest of the class