Glaciation » Movies, presentations and worksheets

1a) An introduction to glaciation- movie image

1a) An introduction to glaciation- movie

This movie introduces glaciation at KS4 level and gets pupils thinking about different elements of the topic. To play full screen, click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner.

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1b) An introduction to glaciation- presentation image

1b) An introduction to glaciation- presentation

This presentation highlights some of the key elements of the glaciation topic. It briefly looks at valley glaciers and ice sheets, before looking at erosion, transportation and deposition and human uses. These can then be explored in greater depth..

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2a) Glacial processes- presentation image

2a) Glacial processes- presentation

This presentation illustrates the way in which glaciers can erode, transport and deposit material. It includes animations and tasks for pupils to think through.

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2b) Glacial processes- freeze- thaw weathering animation image

2b) Glacial processes- freeze- thaw weathering animation

This animation shows the process of freeze - thaw weathering, illustrating the way in which it loosens and weakens bedrock. The play, pause and start buttons will help when explaining to the class.

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2c) Glacial processes- abrasion animation image

2c) Glacial processes- abrasion animation

This animation shows the process of abrasion, illustrating the way in which it erodes bedrock. The play, pause and start buttons will help when explaining to the class.

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2d) Glacial processes- plucking animation  image

2d) Glacial processes- plucking animation

This animation shows the process of plucking, showing how it removes pieces of bedrock. The play, pause and start buttons will help when explaining to the class.

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3a) Glacial features- corrie presentation image

3a) Glacial features- corrie presentation

This presentation illustrates corries, their formation, appearance and identification on OS maps. It also includes an animation and tasks to provide pupils with a chance to think about the landform.

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3b) Glacial features- corrie animation image

3b) Glacial features- corrie animation

This animation shows how a corrie is formed through glacial erosion. The play, pause and start buttons will help when explaining to the class.

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3c) Glacial features- other mountain features presentation image

3c) Glacial features- other mountain features presentation

This presentation focusses on aretes and pyramidal peaks. It looks at their appearance, formation and identification on OS maps.

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3d) Glacial features- valley features presentation image

3d) Glacial features- valley features presentation

This presentation looks U shaped valleys and their associated features. It also focusses on ribbon lakes, their formation and identification on OS maps. 

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3e) Glacial features- moraines presentation image

3e) Glacial features- moraines presentation

This presentation looks at moraines. It includes information about their make up and the different types of moraines that are found as a result of glacial deposition.

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4) Human uses of glaciated areas- movie image

4) Human uses of glaciated areas- movie

This movie highlights some of the uses of glaciated areas, and the potential conflicts that may exist. To enlarge the movie click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner.

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