Glaciers and Climate Change
This resource consists of five lessons in which students research the effect of climate change on glaciers.
The overall learning objectives for the lessons are:
* To understand the definition of a glacier
* To understand what glacier mass balance means (what inputs mass and what are the outputs)
* To understand how glaciers are affected by climate change
* To know where glaciers are located
* To understand the factors that influence where glaciers are located
*To recognise that altitude, latitude and continentality are the factors which influence the location of glaciers
* To understand the impact that shrinking glaciers have on the world.
This resource was produced by the Climate Change Schools Project, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and in association with the Department of Geography at Durham University and Science Learning Centre North East.
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- Scheme of work (teachers' notes)
- Glaciers: how do they work?
- Lesson 1 - information sheet and card sort game
- Where are glaciers located?
- Why do some places have glaciers? (information and activity sheet)
- Possible countries resource sheet
- Building a glacier (experiment)
- Glacier research instructions (activity sheet)
- Arolla Glacier (information sheet)
- Baby Glacier: Axel Heiburg Land, Canada (information sheet)
- Columbia Glacier (information sheet)
- Furtwangler Glacier (information sheet)
- Greenland Ice Sheet (information sheet)
- Larsen Ice Sheet (information sheet)
- West Antarctic Ice Sheet (information sheet)
- Glacier vulnerability scores (activity sheet)
- Researching your glacier: recording sheet
- Assessment tasks (activity sheet)
- Melting glaciers and their impacts (assessment task)
- Climate change student learning survey
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|Subject(s)||Earth science, Science, Cross curricular|
|Published||2010 to date|
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- Durham geography
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