Glaciers, Climate, and Society

Educational Resources: Grades 6-8


Climate Education for K-12

Climate Education for K-12
Designed to help educators understand climate and weather concepts and to be able to incorporate learning material from this site into their class lessons. Contains education material ranging from very simple concepts to more complicated climate and weather issues.

Climate Education for K-12

 

Debating Glacial Theory: Historical Simulation

Debating Glacial Theory: Historical Simulation

Debating Glacial Theory: Historical Simulation
Created by Keith Montgomery of the University of Wisconsin, this website provides an interactive lesson on how naturalists understood landscapes in Northern Europe early in the 1800s, and how this understanding was challenged in 1840 with the new idea of continential glaciation.

 

Discovery: Glaciers and Icebergs

Discovery: Glaciers and Icebergs
Provides a middle-school lesson plan complete with vocabulary, suggested readings, discussion questions, and more.

Discovery: Glaciers and Icebergs

 

Earth Science Lessons

Earth Science Lessons

Earth Science Lessons
This website contains a basic Q+A on a broad range of science topics, followed by links to lesson plans revolving topics including earth sciences, rocks & minerals, the weather, and more.

 

Geology.com

Geology.com
Geology.com is a great resource for finding information about everything from climate change to water. The site also includes teaching resources and the latest news articles about geology and related fields.

Geology.com

 

Glaciers and Glaciation practice exam

Glaciers and Glaciation Practice Exam

Glaciers and Glaciation Practice Exam
This 24-question quiz gives instant feedback on why an answer is right or wrong. Great tool for learning as well as for evaluation.

 

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (6-8)

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (6-8)
Contains a number of teaching activities to be run for students in a number of grades. Including, "Modeling Glacier Dynamics with Flubber" and a "Pressure Melting of Ice: Demonstration."

National Association of Geoscience Teachers

 

PBS National Park Service

National Park Service Interactive Glacier Lesson

National Park Service interactive Glacier Lesson
Provides great educational material on glaciers along with a background essay and discussion questions. The site also links to an interactive tool that visually displays the impact glacial melting could have on the United States' coast lines.

 

National Snow and Ice Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
The National Snow and Ice Data Center's website on glaciers is a great starting point for any middle- and high-school research project on glaciers. The site includes publications, data & imagery, quick facts, and much more.

National Snow and Ice Data Center

 

NeoK12

NeoK12 Glaciers

NeoK12 Glaciers
This website provides educational videos, lessons, and activities for K-12 educators.

 

Our Dynamic Earth: Glaciation Workshop

Our Dynamic Earth: Glaciation Workshop
This website provides access to lesson materials for educators. The section "Processes of the Planet"contains a workshop on glaciation. Each lesson plan includes the following information: learning intention, task, and success criteria.

Our Dynamic Earth: Glaciation Workshop

 

National Snow and Ice Data Center

Royal Geographical Society: Glacial Environments

Royal Geographical Society: Glacial Environments
This website contains a section on glacial environments. This section contains lessons focused on both physical and social aspects of glaciers. Lessons include: why are glaciers shrinking?,living with glaciers, and how do melting glaciers afect people? Each lesson has PDF notes for educators as well as powerpoints.

 

Teaching and Learning Center: K-12

Teaching and Learning Center: K-12
The Teaching and Learning Center website contains a thorough database of education resources on topics including, earth and environmental science, geology, oceans and oceanography, rainforests and general science. The oceans and oceanography has a section devoted to climate change and the ocean.

Teaching and Learning Center: K-12

 

U.S. Gelogical Survey Education Resources

U.S. Gelogical Survey Education Resources

U.S. Gelogical Survey Education Resources
The USGS website contains an education section with resources divided by grade lavel. Highlights in the K-6 section include links to "Earthshots Satellite Images of Enviornmental Change," activities and a teaching guide related to global change (grades 4-6), and "Common Questions and Myths about Glaciers."

 

University of Kentucky Interactive Glacier Activity

University of Kentucky Interactive Glacier Activity

Allows users to examine the effects of precipitation and temperature on glaciers in an interactive module. Provides information about glacier types, anatomy, movement, erosion, and more.

Kentucky Activity

 

Windows to the Universe

Windows to the Universe

Windows to the Universe
Provides great educational material on glaciers along with a background essay and discussion questions. The site also links to an interactive tool that visually displays the impact glacial melting could have on the United States' coast lines.