E-book, Lesson Plan


This activity will give students background on snow, ice, and water properties needed for understanding a local snow study, and later a study of glaciers.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


Earth Science Glaciers Ice Age



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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-05-02.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This comprehensive and multi-faceted unit focuses on the study of glaciers (properties, geography, and history), as well as the climate change influence on glaciers. It ends with a debate on the causes of Glacial Ages. The activities are suitable for middle school and early high school students, but parts can certainly be adapted for a larger age range. This unit begins with a fantastic set of teacher resources providing extensive background information. Subsequent lessons include an engaging combination of multimedia, hands-on lab investigations, and locally-based observational studies. The integration of technology is especially excellent.
Curriki Review System
August 7, 2011
This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of a collection, Glacier Properties: Snow, Water, Ice, which is part of the larger resource Glaciers and Climate Change Unit,…

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