Glaciers, Climate, and Society

Educational Resources: Grades 9-12


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.

 

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.

 

Michael E. Ritter's The Physical Environment

Michael E. Ritter's The Physical Environment
This online textbook is a great resource for educators looking for review questions and quiz questions. Chaper nineteen focuses on glacial systems including landforms of continental and alpine glaciation. Professor Ritter's personal website contains podcasts and links to webprojects relating to the physical environment.

Physical Sciences Textbook

 

National Association of Geoscience Teachers

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (9-12)

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (9-12)
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 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.

PBS National Park Service

 

National Snow and Ice Data Center

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.

 

NeoK12 Glaciers

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

NeoK12

 

NOVA Glacier Hazards from Space

NOVA Glacier Hazards from Space

NOVA Glacier Hazards from Space
Provides an interactive, in-depth lesson on monitoring glacier hazards from space. Allows for hands-on learning and offers a global context.

 

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."