Ch 16: Glaciers: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Glaciers chapter of this Earth Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about glaciers. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach the properties and movement of glaciers required in a typical earth science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other earth science work.
  • Identify the glaciers concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our earth science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about glaciers and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding glaciers' processes, pluvial lakes, glaciation causes or any other glaciers topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their glaciers unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in earth science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about glaciers simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live earth science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about glaciers on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how the different types of glaciers are formed.
  • Learn how glaciers move.
  • Understand the effects of accumulation and wastage on glacier formation.
  • Explore the processes of glacial erosion and glacial deposition.
  • Describe the effects of Ice Age glaciers.
  • Discuss the causes of glaciation.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: Glaciers: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

1. What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

Learn about the two major types of glaciers: continental and alpine glaciers. These glaciers shape the landscape around them and affect our everyday lives, even if the nearest glacier is thousands of miles away.

Glacier Movement: Definition & Process

2. Glacier Movement: Definition & Process

Glaciers are mountains of ice that move. This movement is usually a combination of processes that include internal plastic deformation and basal sliding. Learn about these processes and factors that increase glacial flow rates.

The Effect of Accumulation & Wastage on Glacier Formation

3. The Effect of Accumulation & Wastage on Glacier Formation

Glaciers grow through a process called accumulation and waste away through a process called wastage, or ablation. Learn about these processes and how they are used to determine the health, or mass balance, of a glacier.

Glacial Erosion: Definition, Processes & Features

4. Glacial Erosion: Definition, Processes & Features

Glaciers are huge blocks of ice that move along the landscape, carving distinct features along the way. Learn about the glacial erosion processes, plucking and abrasion, and the features they create, including cirque, horns, arĂȘte and roche moutonnee.

Glacial Deposition: Definition & Results

5. Glacial Deposition: Definition & Results

As glaciers move and retreat, they push and drop rocks and sediments in a process known as glacial deposition. Learn about this glacial process and the interesting landforms that result from it, including moraines, erratics and drumlins, in this lesson.

The Effect of Ice Age Glaciers: Formation of Pluvial Lakes

6. The Effect of Ice Age Glaciers: Formation of Pluvial Lakes

Ice age glaciers caused erosion and deposition, which resulted in unique features such as horns, cirques, lakes, U-shaped valleys, moraines and drumlins. Indirect effects include pluvial lakes, isostatic depression and a change in sea level.

Causes of Glaciation

7. Causes of Glaciation

Glaciation refers to being covered with glaciers. Learn about the theories behind glaciation, including the changing continental positions and the Milankovitch theory, which points to three orbital variations: eccentricity, obliquity and precession, in this lesson.

What is a Drumlin? - Definition & Formation

8. What is a Drumlin? - Definition & Formation

In this lesson you will learn about drumlins, one of the major features of glacial landscapes. You'll also take a quiz to check your understanding of the subject.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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