Reflection: Student Led Inquiry There is a Glacier Melting in the Classroom! - Section 2: The Glacier Investigation


Using whole class strategy is the way to go with this investigation! Students note their data, photograph and sketch it independently. The whole class discussions allow for student led inquiry and support those who struggle with developing questions. It helps students share their observations well, and although the investigation is whole class, differentiation is present with their allowances to observe, note and sketch at their own pace and developing their own thoughts.

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There is a Glacier Melting in the Classroom!

Unit 4: Weathering
Lesson 4 of 15

Objective: Students will discover how ice changes the landscape.

Big Idea: Students observe a mini glacier and how it demonstrates how ice can move and change the Earth's landscape.

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Science, weathering, glaciers, Language Arts, engineering, soil
  110 minutes
glacier 2 placed on the edge of the
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