We have now seen a few examples of ice on land. You should now know and be able to explain the following terms:

  • Ice sheet
  • Ice cap
  • Glacier
  • Ice age and interglacial

We have also looked into where you can find glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets.


Classroom discussions:

– Why do you think we have periods with ice ages and periods with less ice (interglacials)?

– Do you know how many people live in Greenland?

– Does anybody live in Antarctica?

– Have you ever been on a glacier?


Exercise: How big is the Greenland ice sheet?

How big is the Greenland ice sheet

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