Glaciers: Science on Ice is a unique earth science unit for kids! Students will learn all about valley glaciers, ice caps & ice sheets, and post-glacial landscapes! Plus, it includes tons of information on paleoclimatology, ice core research, climate change, and more! This huge collection of learning materials is a perfect wintertime unit, or use it any time of year! It includes all the activities, decorations, flashcards, and worksheets that you will need for a cool glaciers unit!
Age group: This unit was created with universal design in mind and is suitable for a wide range of grade levels, approximately late elementary through high school. These materials are also suitable for mixed-age group classrooms (e.g., nature/STEM camps, homeschooling).
Materials Included (41 page PDF file)
→ PART 1: INTRO AND FORMATION OF GLACIERS: introductory handout, formation poster, blank formation diagram, and reusable tiles.
→ PART 2: TYPES OF GLACIERS: valley glacier and ice cap diagrams, blank diagrams, and vocab lists. Also a Venn diagram activity with directions.
→ PART 3: GLACIER RESEARCH: informational handout on paleoclimatology and ice cores, glacier research project worksheet.
→ PART 4: GLACIAL LANDFORMS: poster, three-part & info cards, flashcard activities, and types of moraines. Also an erosion play dough activity, and a last glacial maximum activity.
→ Includes directions and keys for instructors
+ Bonus materials: online resources & suggestions for expanding upon this unit’s topic are available here.
→These materials and all artwork within are for personal and single-classroom use only. Please, do not sell, share, or alter these materials. Print these materials for personal and single-classroom use as many times as you like. Please contact me if you have questions or are interested in purchasing multiple licenses for your school or organization.
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→Complete the activities in this pack with adult supervision. Outdoor activities may involve certain risks including but not limited to trips/falls, exposure to the elements, wildlife, etc. Do not complete the outdoor activities in unsafe areas or conditions (steep terrain, bad weather, etc.).
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