Glaciers are slow-moving "rivers of ice", and they give some idea of what the Earth looked like during one of the Ice Ages.
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All About Glaciers
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Get the scoop on everything you wanted to know about glaciers.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn what a glacier is, how it forms, how it moves, and what types of glaciers exist in the world.
Glaciers and the Glacial Ages
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn what a glacier is, how it forms, and how frequently ice ages occur.
[ Kids/Teens ] Interesting facts about the ice ages are written like newspaper articles, with pictures showing how this history has been discovered. Includes details of what life was like for animals at the time.
Ice Age Explanation
[ Mature Teens ] Briefly describes what caused them, how the ice built up, and what later made it melt.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] A museum exhibit explains what they are, and how and why they occur. Includes animation of the retreating ice in North America.
The Last Ice-Age
[ Kids ] Explains what ice ages are, and describes some of the animals that might have lived in Canada at the time.
The Little Ice Age In Europe
[ Mature Teens ] Scientific paper documents the cold time that happened in Europe around 1800.
Orbital Changes: The Ice Ages
[ Kids/Teens ] Outlines one possible explanation for the big change in climate that resulted in a cold period lasting thousands of years. Includes suggestions for finding out the evidence for this idea.
A Quick Background to the Last Ice Age
[ Mature Teens ] Features a summary of the sequence of events for the last 130,000 years, from the time the ice started melting.
Return to the Ice Age: The La Brea Exploration Guide
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Looks at the fossils from the La Brea area to get an idea of what life was like during the ice age.
Tongass National Forest: Glaciers and Icefields
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Heading north to Alaska means going to glacier heaven! Discover how glaciers are formed and just what glaciers do.
Virtually the Ice Age
[ Kids ] An interactive exploration of what northern England might have been like 50,000 years ago. Includes virtual tour, discoveries, quizzes and pictures.
Wikipedia: Ice Ages
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Encyclopedia article outlines the theories used to explain the ice ages, and the effects of the interglacial periods.
Cracking the Ice Age
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Web site related to the NOVA television program about the big sweep and panorama of the Ice Age. Links to other resources. (November 01, 1997)
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