Glaciers Unit



Throughout this no-prep glaciers unit, students focus on the distinguishing characteristics of glaciers.

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Students learn how glaciers form, different types of glaciers, how glaciers cause erosion, and identifying components of glaciers. Students are introduced to the following vocabulary terms: valley glaciers, continental glaciers, striations, grooves, till, erratics, moraines, kettles, drumlins, kames, arete, cirque, eskers, outwash, etc.

The following resources are included in this unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Glaciers Lesson Plan
  • Glaciers PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Glaciers Vocabulary Activity & Answer Key
  • Frozen Chronicles Creative Writing Assignment
  • Glaciers Quiz & Answer Key


Grade Levels: 8th – 12th
Total Pages: 60+
Teaching Duration: 3 Days

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