Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Teacher Joe Reilly explains that mountain glaciers—as they form, move, and transport sediment—are contemporary examples of the ways in which ice shapes a landscape. Ice flowing in the form of mountain glaciers is an important source of erosion in colder climates. Melting at the terminus of a glacier, the moving ice deposits sediment into large piles called moraines. Moraines can be composed of massive boulders, small sands, or a combination of these and other sediments. Featured Scientist: Sherilyn Williams Stroud, Ph.D.
Grades 5-8 Standard D. Landforms are the result of a combination of constructive (sedimentation, volcanoes) and destructive forces (weathering and erosion).