This article discusses an effective way to teach 4th-grade students about how glaciers and their effect on the Earth’s landscape. It highlights the ideas of a geologist and 4th-grade teachers working together to find a way to effectively teach this concept in a way that does not confuse students. This article explains the two ways glacier affect the Earth’s landscape are through plucking and abrasion. These two concepts are typically difficult for teachers to teach to students. This article explores an exploration approach to teaching these two concepts that are effective in getting students to really see the relationship between glaciers and the Earth’s surface. Overall, this article does a great job explaining the processes that glaciers go through to affect Earth’s surface in a kid-friendly, inquiry-based way.
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