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What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

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Where on planet Earth would you be most likely to locate a continental glacier?

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1. The process of calving occurs when chunks of tidewater glaciers break off into the ocean and form _____.

2. There are many large formations of snow and ice that would not be considered glaciers. What is a key factor that leads to classification as a glacier?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will help you assess your knowledge of the important information on glaciers. Specific details include distinctive aspects and types of glaciers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • Features created by glacier activity
  • Attributes of glaciers
  • Physical make-up of the Earth
  • Different glacier types

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related glaciers lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as tidewater and alpine glaciers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Earth's fresh water

Additional Learning

To learn more about the material, take the time to review the associated lesson called What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes. This lesson will help you to focus on these objectives:

  • Identify the types of glaciers
  • Understand the concepts of drift and glacial movement
  • Discover land features created by glaciers
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