Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

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.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Science > General

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

Earth Science Glaciers Ice Age

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

SCI.6.2.D: Science

construct tables and graphs, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify patterns; and

SCI.6.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including journals/notebooks, beakers, Petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, hot plates, test tubes, triple beam balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.7.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including life science models, hand lens, stereoscopes, microscopes, beakers, Petri dishes, microscope slides, graduated cylinders, test tubes, meter sticks, metric rulers, metric tape measures, timing devices, hot plates, balances, thermometers, calculators, water test kits, computers, temperature and pH probes, collecting nets, insect traps, globes, digital cameras, journals/notebooks, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.8.2.C: Science

collect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers;

SCI.8.2.D: Science

construct tables and graphs, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify patterns; and

SCI.8.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including lab journals/notebooks, beakers, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, anemometers, psychrometers, hot plates, test tubes, spring scales, balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, spectroscopes, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
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.
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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, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

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