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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