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- Sample lesson plan can be accessed here: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3133
About the Science
- Scientific tools are provided in this animation to measure thickness, glacier velocity, and glacial budget.
- Simulation will help students understand glacier mass balances so that they are well prepared to discuss the effects of climate change on glaciers.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Very easy and well-designed simulation with two different levels (introduction and advanced).
- Can be used to meet the following learning goals: Explain how environmental conditions, temperature, and precipitation impact glacial mass budget; identify where snow accumulates in a glacier, and justify why; explain how ice moves within a glacier; describe and illustrate flow within a glacier; explain or illustrate glacial dynamics.
- Supportive information, including a lesson plan, is available from the website.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- Simulation can be run online, embedded, or downloaded.
- Technically robust and well designed.
Related URLs These related sites were noted by our reviewers but have not been reviewed by CLEANSample lesson plan can be accessed here: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3133
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