Ch 65: NMTA Social Science: Glaciers

About This Chapter

Check out these fun video lessons on glaciers to help you prepare for the NMTA Social Science test. Review the types and movement of glaciers in addition to concepts like glacier erosion and deposition.

NMTA Social Science: Glaciers - Chapter Summary

If your memory of what you've learned about glaciers has grown a bit icy, sit back and watch the video lessons in this chapter. Our professional instructors discuss glacier types, movements and the forms they can create so you'll be prepared for related questions on the NMTA Social Science test. After studying the lessons, you should feel comfortable with the following:

  • Identifying types of glaciers
  • Explaining the process of glacier movement
  • Listing features created by glacial erosion
  • Describing the results of glacial deposition
  • Discussing the causes of glaciation

Created by experienced instructors, our video lessons make learning about glaciers an entertaining activity that you can complete when it fits your schedule. The lessons, which also include transcripts and quizzes, use diagrams and other images to simplify glacial processes.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Glaciers Chapter

A required exam for prospective K-12 social science teachers in New Mexico, the NMTA Social Science test contains five content categories. The glacier topics discussed in this chapter's video lessons appear within the geography and culture content domain, which comprises about 19% of your test score.

You'll also be asked questions on the environment, human societies, physical systems and geographic sources within this category. The NMTA Social Science test is completed on a computer and features multiple-choice questions like the ones you'll find in this chapter's self-assessment lesson quizzes.

5 Lessons in Chapter 65: NMTA Social Science: Glaciers
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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.

Glacial Erosion: Definition, Processes & Features

3. 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

4. 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.

Causes of Glaciation

5. 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.

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