Lesson plan 1: Glacier Gallery¶
High school students
- Brief Description
Utilizing the interactive app Glacier Gallery provided by OGGM-Edu, students will be introduced to glaciers and their forms.
- Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
Identify the standard definition of a glacier
Compare and contrast the four glacier types presented in the app
- Materials Needed
Computer with access to OGGM-Edu (possibly one computer per group of 2 or 3)
A writing utensil and paper
- Lesson Plan
Brainstorm with students to discern what they know about glaciers. This could entail asking students to individually write down their initial definition of a glacier, or collaboratively create a mind-map that lists the characteristics of a glacier.
Open the Glacier Gallery app and highlight the definition of a glacier defined by OGGM-Edu. Emphasize that a glacier is a perennial land-mass of ice, and highlight the differences between the student-provided definition against the OGGM-Edu provided definition of a glacier.
Provide short instruction on how to use the Glacier Gallery. Ask students to independently (either alone or in small groups) to create a visual representation of the similarities and differences between the four glacier types on a piece of paper. Provide a short period of allotted time to work and occasionally offer your assistance when asked or needed.
If not rushed for time, ask students to individually present their findings. Otherwise, create your own compare-and-contrast visualization method and use student-input to fill it in.
Summarize the key differences between the four glacier types in a method that would allow students to take notes.
For the remainder of the lesson, ask students to ask questions.