Glacial Erosion: Definition, Processes & Features


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Which glacial erosion process is at work if large chunks of rock are picked up by moving glaciers?

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1. What do we call the long scratches that are etched into rocks as glaciers move over top of them?

2. If you are an adventurous hiker, you might walk along a sharp, narrow mountain ridge caused by glaciers. What would you be walking on?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Glacial erosion is the process in which a glacier moves across the earth and changes the landscape. This process can have many effects, and this quiz/worksheet combo will ask you to identify the different ways that a glacier can change the earth's physical features.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Glacial erosions
  • Long scratches etched into rocks
  • A sharp angular peak that is created when many glaciers erode a mountain

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related glacial erosion lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases that revolve around narrow mountain ridges
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about erosion

Additional Learning

To learn more about glacial erosion, review the accompanying lesson Glacial Erosion: Definition, Processes & Features. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining the process of glacial erosion
  • Defining the different effects glacial erosion can have on the landscape
  • Demonstrating how each formation results from glacial movement