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Ch 7: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 7: Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind

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The Glaciers, Deserts and Wind chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of glaciers, deserts and wind. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Glaciers, Deserts and Wind textbook chapter.

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

Students will learn:

  • Glacier movement
  • Glacial erosion and deposition
  • Earth's deserts
  • Wind action and effects on the desert landscape
  • Structure and types of sand dunes

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9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 7: Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind
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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.

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.

Earth's Deserts: Definition, Distribution & Location

6. Earth's Deserts: Definition, Distribution & Location

Imagine a place where rain rarely falls and plants and animals are specially adapted to survive. In this lesson, we'll learn why deserts form and how their location is determined by the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and geology.

Characteristics of the Deserts of the Southwestern United States

7. Characteristics of the Deserts of the Southwestern United States

In this lesson, we'll discuss two very different types of deserts located in the Southwestern United States. The Colorado Plateau and the Basin and Range Province each have special characteristics and features that make them unique.

Wind Action & Effects on the Desert Landscape

8. 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

9. 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.

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