Ch 7: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 8: Mass Movements, Wind, and Glaciers

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The Mass Movements, Wind and Glaciers chapter of this Glencoe Earth Science course helps students learn about essential earth science topics, including sand dunes and glacial erosion. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Mass Movements, Wind and Glaciers textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Earth Science Mass Movements, Wind and Glaciers chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the mass movements, wind and glaciers topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The definition of glaciers
  • The effects of Ice Age glaciers
  • The results of glacial deposition
  • How winds affect the desert landscapes
  • Slump, rockslide and earthflow
  • Water, slopes and earthquakes
  • Structures of sand dunes

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9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 8: Mass Movements, Wind, and Glaciers
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Mass Wasting: Definition, Types, Causes & Processes

1. Mass Wasting: Definition, Types, Causes & Processes

Mass wasting or mass movement is the movement of a large mass of rock, soil and debris downward due to the pull of gravity. Learn about the process of mass wasting, the factors that must be present to trigger it and the different types.

Major Triggers for Mass Wasting: Water, Slopes, Vegetation Removal & Earthquakes

2. Major Triggers for Mass Wasting: Water, Slopes, Vegetation Removal & Earthquakes

Mass wasting is the movement of mass amounts of rock, soil and debris downward due to gravity. Learn about major triggers of mass wasting, such as increased water, increased slope steepness, the removal of vegetation and earthquakes.

Types of Wasting: Slump, Rockslide, Debris Flow & Earthflow

3. Types of Wasting: Slump, Rockslide, Debris Flow & Earthflow

Mass wasting is a type of erosion that results in the mass movement of rock, soil and debris down a slope. Learn about the different types of mass wasting, including slumps, rockslides, debris flows and earthflows.

Wind Action & Effects on the Desert Landscape

4. Wind Action & Effects on the Desert Landscape

Wind is a powerful force that has the ability to shape a landscape. In deserts, wind action changes the landscape through wind erosion in the form of abrasion and deflation.

Sand Dunes: Structure and Types

5. Sand Dunes: Structure and Types

Although most people think of sand dunes simply as piles of sand, they actually come in many different shapes and sizes. In this lesson, we'll discuss the unique features of barchan, transverse, parabolic, longitudinal and star sand dunes.

What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

6. 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.

The Effect of Ice Age Glaciers: Formation of Pluvial Lakes

7. 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.

Glacial Erosion: Definition, Processes & Features

8. 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

9. 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.

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