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Causes of Glaciation

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During an ice age, we see the covering of large areas with glaciers. In other words, we see episodes of fairly extensive what?

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1. How might the changing continental positions affect glaciation?

2. Consider the lists below and indicate which list BEST describes the three variations in the earth's orbit as explained in the Milankovitch theory.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a few things that affect glaciation. With these assessments test your understanding of glaciation and the factors that affect it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this worksheet-quiz set test your knowledge about:

  • Glaciation and ice ages
  • Effects of continental drift
  • The Milankovitch Theory
  • Changes in Earth's orbit and the tilt of the Earth's axis

Skills Practiced

Also use these assessments to test your skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes of glaciation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Milankovitch Theory
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as glaciation and obliquity

Additional Learning

In addition to completing these assessments review the lesson that accompanies them to meet the objectives of:

  • Defining the relationship between glaciation and ice ages
  • Discovering the effects of changes in continental positions
  • Reviewing the relation between orbital variations of the Milankovitch Theory and climate changes
  • Understanding the term 'plate tectonics'
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