GLACIERS!



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What is a glacier? How is it formed? Why do they appear blue sometimes? What do

the words "crevasse" or "calving" mean? Find out the answers to these and other

questions by exploring the websites below!




Screen_shot_2011-10-20_at_10.18.13_AM.pngGet started by watching this Brainpop video on Glaciers. Don't forget to sign in!




These websites will give you lots of information on glaciers:


National Snow and Ice Data Center

Neill's Geology - Glaciologists

PBS Nova 's Mount Everest - Anatomy of a Glacier



Vocabulary Challenge - Can you find the meanings of all these words?


Ablation
Ice Sheet
Esker
Calving
Drumlin
Terminus Moraine
Firn
Crevasse


Check out this video on Glacier Erosion!

PIcture from the Glacier Image Database, used with permission.

R.Beaudoin, Media Technology Integration Specialist, 12/09, updated 10/11.