A reading that introduces the topic of glaciers and their formation.
Students will read about the formation of glaciers, common glacial features, and changes in the extent of glaciers over the past 750,000 years. They will also discuss how glaciers may serve as indicators of climate change.
Use this tool to help students find answers to:
- What is a glacier?
- How are glaciers formed?
- What are the components of a glacier?
- How might glaciers provide evidence of climate change?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||All About Glaciers|
|Discipline||Geography, Earth Sciences|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Glaciers, Cryosphere|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Cryosphere|
|Type of Tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||High school, Undergraduate|
|Developed by||National Snow and Ice Data Center|
|Hosted at||National Snow and Ice Data Center|