Glacial Landforms

A short course designed to highlight the importance of glaciers and the role they play in the food chain.

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Goal 15: Life on Land

100% Free Course

What is in this Course?

During this short course, the children will be researching the importance of glaciers and the role that they play in the food chain. The children will investigate and start to understand the food chain of the Arctic Circle and the role that ice play in preserving this. The children will then conduct research on a glacier closest to them. With over 400,000 glaciers on the planet, you are never too far away from the nearest one.

Our objective is to create an understanding and a bridge between children and the preservation of the world’s glaciers. The goal is to further understand how important they are and the role that they play in preserving human, organic and insect life on the entire planet.

Teaching program

The teaching program is designed to walk teachers through the process of teaching about glaciers. The document is aligned with the curriculum but can be downloaded and edited to suit the needs of your school or state. The course documents include real-world learning opportunities in which students use the knowledge they have just gained, to improve the lives and the knowledge of those around them.

Real World Learning

During this course, we are introducing the topic of glaciers and ice. It is going to be a very interesting week as this is something that all children find fascinating. 

The objective of the week is for children to understand that ice plays a crucial role in the food web of the Arctic and all of the organisms that live there. 

This week we want children to understand that the environment plays a crucial role in the sustainability of all life on Earth. We want to be clear that the environment relies on the organisms that live within it, just as much as the organisms rely on the environment. 

Both are equally responsible for each other.