Teacher Candidate: Kristen Lamake Date: 11/12/11Unit Title
: Weathering and Erosion
Subject: Earth ScienceGrade Level: 9Essential Question(s):
What are glaciers and how do they form?
How and in what way do glaciers “move?”
What two Earth cycles are glaciers a part of?
What types of evidence/ erosion patterns/ artifacts do glaciers leave behind?5.What types of things can we learn form studying glaciers/ why are they important?
Transitions from Ice ages - warm periods how might the climate change/ what aresome fundamental differences between the two times?Lesson Title/Number
Glacial Erosion/ Lesson 3
State Standards andPerformanceIndicators
STANDARD 4— Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physicalsetting and living environment and recognize the historical developmentof ideas in science.-Key Idea 2:Many of the phenomena that we observe on Earth involve minteractions among components of air, water, andland.
Lesson Objectives(Bloom’s Taxonomy)----------------------Acceptable Evidence
*Could be collectedfor accountability/auditingStudents will be able to…1.Identify features in geography that have been carved by glaciers.2.Develop explanations for why glacial features appear the waythey do (they will understand glacial movement and apply thatknowledge to making interpretations about the evidences theyleave behind).3.Begin to discover connections between glaciers presence andclimate (This lesson can later be referenced or could be preceded by lessons on weather and climate change).