What are the characteristics of frozen water? Where is the world’s frozen water found? How do we know where ice has been in the past? How was the ice of the past linked to climate, and how is it connected today? How do we impact ice on the other side of the world?
In this Interactive Lesson, (consisting of detailed narrated and non-narrated PowerPoints and a 31-page lesson plan) these key concepts are explored through vivid photographs, detailed illustrations, and short video clips. Opportunities for classroom discussion and activities are also provided to create a foundation for all the learning presented in this section.
After completing this interactive lesson, students will:
• Describe, in general terms, the distribution of water in Alberta, Canada and the world; and interpret
information about water characteristics (e.g., identify glaciers, snow, polar icecaps).
• Investigate and interpret linkages among landforms, water and climate.
- Identify evidence of glacial action, and analyze factors affecting the growth and attrition of glaciers and polar icecaps (e.g., identify factors that affect the size of polar ice sheets and the Columbia Icefield).
• Analyze human impacts on aquatic systems;